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10/02/2015

David Vest: Coffeeshop Conversations #42 - A Blues blast from the great white north

 

We're not actually in the coffeeshop this week, we're on Skype with David Vest who after he left Portland for Victoria, B.C. became the best Blues pianist in Canada, winning the coveted Maple Blues Award in that category two out of the past three years. Before he moved to Canada, and even after, he was the piano player in Paul deLay's band. David is not only a Blues and boogie woogie player, he can play just about anything including Sun Ra and Thelonious Monk. In fact he did an all Monk show in Canada not long ago. He's a political writer too. Most of the time, when we talk, the subect is baseball, but not today. He's working on a new album…we'll find out what we can about that. So now from all points south, including Alabama, where he was born, and Houston, where he spent many years, here's the king of the Blues piano in Canada and probably the whole world….David Vest

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