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DAVID GOGO-COME ON DOWN-CD REVIEW..”ROOTS, ROCK REVIVAL”

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There is a richness of tone and sheer joy of playing  that is at the heart of David Gogo’s latest album Come On Down. It’s not a stretch to say this roots album by the Canadian guitarist would sit well as you are cruising down Route 66.

Original Songs like Call Your Name, the title track and Kings have a Peter Wolf/Stones vibe while Blue Eyed Daisy owes more to the Southern Rock of 38 Special than to the million selling blues revival of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

With plenty of covers including  Christine McVie’s  Spare Me A Little of Your Love and ARS’s So Into You this cd is by no means a straight blues album.

Having said that Gogo is an excellent guitarist and whips off some nasty slide guitar on Lindsey Buckingham’s World Turning, nails a muscular take of The Faces Bad n’ Ruin and even rocks the dance/pop groove on a cover of Robert Palmer’s Looking For Clues.

Despite the different styles you will find yourself playing this album a lot for friends.

That is never a bad thing folks!

JOHN EMMS is veteran music journalist, online radio host  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/superb-song-choices-john-emms/id376049866?mt=2 and singer-songwriter with blues rockers THE SHAFTMEN www.theshaftmen.com

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