David Vest at The Dream Cafe
- Thu • June 6, 2019 • 6:00 PM
- Event Cost: $25-35
Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: Premium $35, Wings $25
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table
Although he now calls Canada home, Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, not far from Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s Day 1962, he was a seasoned veteran of Gulf Coast roadhouses and honky tonks.
At the age of 17, David went on tour with Jerry Woodard and the Esquires, some of whom later became key members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and the Muscle Shoals Horns. While still with Woodard, he jammed with Ace Cannon, Bill Black’s Combo and the Jimmy Dorsey Band in clubs along the Florida Panhandle.
In 2012 he recorded and released East Meets Vest, backed by members of Downchild and Fathead. Holger Petersen of CBC Saturday Night Blues called it “one of the best Canadian blues albums of 2012.” David’s piano work can also be heard on Bill Johnson’s Juno-nominated Still Blue, and David Gogo’s Christmas with the Blues.