Keyboard Legend David Vest
Keyboard Legend Coming to the Dominion Hotel and tickets are now available.
West coast native David Vest is a force of nature and one of the best boogie/blues keyboard players in the world. The Toronto Blues Society voted him their 2012 Maple Blues Keyboard/Piano Player of the Year.
Vest is a fabulous foot-stompin’, house-rockin’ boogie piano player who can also play beautiful ballads with jazz and country blues influences; and he’s coming to the Dominion Hotel in Minden on March 22nd, as part of the continuing Canadian Blues Legends series.
Now a B.C. resident, Vest tours extensively. 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.
He’s played with the likes of, Ace Cannon, Jimmy Dorsey Band, Big Joe Turner, Faron Young, Jimmy T99 Nelson, and Miss Lavelle White. Vest also wrote the first songs ever recorded by Tammy Wynette.
David’s obvious influences include Memphis Slim, Champion Jack Dupree, and Amos Milburn. Although he’s a bluesman to the bone, his playing also reminds people of early Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis.
David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues singer with a nicely-weathered, unpretentious voice which perfectly complements his playing. For the Dominion Hotel gig Vest will be backed by a top-notch band featuring the great Teddy Leonard (Fathead) on guitar, Gary Kendall (Downchild) on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick (Downchild), on bass