Canadian guitarist David Gogo releases his thirteenth album, Come on Down, today. The album is a delicate blend of his heartfelt originals, as well as a few reinvented classics. This is a must have for music fans of blues driven guitar playing. In a recent interview with Gogo, he talked about the new album and more.
Gogo has been playing music for as long as he can remember. “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t holding a guitar or a toy guitar,” he said. The earliest musical influence he remembers is watching Elvis on the television as a kid. He has taken his passion for music, along with his earliest influences, to create a sound that appeals to blues fans all over the world.
The talented musician is excited about his latest release, which he calls his lucky number thirteen. “It’s always a challenge to rise to the occasion. I always look back at past albums and keep things I’ve learned in mind while moving forward,” Gogo explained. No matter what genre of music he is working on, he always tries to find the blues element.
Gogo attained his songwriting inspiration while traveling on the infamous Blues Trail. He started in Memphis and traveled through Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama. “There was something about physically being there…the music…the food. It was an interesting way to start my album,” he explained. He took the inspiration and the things he experienced during this time to write an album he is proud of.
Come on Down features the Ray Charles cover, “Let’s Get Stoned,” which is one of Gogo’s favorite songs to perform with a full band. A new song off the album that Gogo likes to perform live is “Call Your Name,” which is also a fan favorite when he performs it live.
Be sure to check out the album, which is out today.