3x guitarist of the year and 6x DAVID GOGO nominated for the JUNO sips with a silver cup in a new album and a single
David Gogo, the multi-award-winning and JUNO-nominated Canadian artist from Nanaimo, BC, knows the blues, just like its composition, guitar and insightful lyrics that relate as easily as they break your heart. . And nowhere is this more apparent than on the latest album and single of the same name, Silver Cup, available now.
“My whole life has been the same, and I will never, ever change”, gogo sips whiskey on a slide guitar on “Never Gonna Change”, a flagship track from its 2021 release, Silver Cup. It’s a setting up of an old-fashioned, run-of-the-mill life story on the hard side of the slopes, and a commitment to delving into what is created of you.
“I listened to my vinyl albums, I walked down the burrows on the Internet, I read musician biographies, I played my many guitars and I felt the energy of so much great music,” Gogo said of the inspiration. album and song.
Presenting his sixteenth complete album, Gogo knows a thing or two about getting everything back on track for the truth. This album, born out of a global shutdown pandemic, is an exciting project written acoustically alongside longtime friend and producer Steve Marriner. Gogo says he used the downtime the pandemic provided to deepen his legacy; Silver Cup becoming the liner notes of its history.
“The title song was inspired by an antique mug made in the 1800s passed to me by my 95-year-old grandmother,” Gogo reveals. “The cup once belonged to my great, great, great uncle James McKay who was a Métis builder of Canada. McKay was originally a trapper and guide, but was eventually involved in the negotiations of Treaties 1 to 5 and held several positions with the new province of Manitoba, including relations with Louis Riel.
How could this incredible Familia legacy not make its way into Gogo’s cup of immensely talented creativity and storytelling? “I am very excited about the release of my new album, Silver Cup,” he says. “These are tough times for all of us, and the music industry in particular has been badly beaten. Despite the uncertainties, I felt the only thing I could focus on was to stay creative. After spending my life. as an adult to play on the road, I took advantage of confinement as an opportunity to take a step back and return to the roots of what made me the artist that I am today.
Gogo is a six-time JUNO-nominated artist and has been named guitarist of the year at the Maple Blues Awards three times. He was named Musician of the Year at the West Coast Music Awards, won the Blues Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and received the Great Canadian Blues Award for his lifelong contribution to the blues in Canada, as voted by CBC listeners. Saturday night blues.
While its own DNA can boost a classic blues tune (or in the case of Silver Cup, 10 blues tunes!), Gogo’s Legacy is also to be written and praised. This album is cut after authenticity cut; from the honky-tonk piano trill to that of Gogo, through the harp to the spoon sung directly out of the blues scene, Gogo is committed to his profession and his allegiance to the blues. Her voice is steeped in grain and grime, purity and clarity, and the main track produces captivating acoustic riffs, lyrics oozing truth and relativity – an ambiance that makes you wonder if you’ve just stepped into the best-kept western you’ve ever seen.
“Of course, there are a lot of blues to fill your shoes,” Gogo says. “Steve and I had fun getting the sounds we were looking for from the vintage acoustic instruments available, and we even wrote a few songs together.
“I can’t wait for things to get back to normal so I can get back on the road with these new songs. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as we did!
Get comfortable. Sit down. Adjust the speakers. Drop the needle on David Gogo. And sip.
The Silver Cup is available now.
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