Since bursting onto the Canadian music scene with his 1994 self-titled album and earning a JUNO nomination for Best New Solo Artist, David Gogo has racked up a long list of accolades throughout his singular and storied music career.
Hear the many stories from Gogo's illustrious career; from playing on stage with Johnny Winter and B.B. King to his once in a lifetime encounter with Stevie Ray Vaughan. Tune in on a bi-weekly basis and listen to David Gogo joined with his long time friend, Scott James, in a journey through the Blues, seen through the hazy recollections from his life on the road.
The world lost a true guitar innovator and musical genius recently, Mr. Eddie Van Halen. I never knew the man, but join us as Scott and I talk about this legend. Finger tapping! Diamond Dave! Shredders! Brown M&Ms! Ruined hotel room furniture! Also, if you enjoy the Soul Bender Podcast, you can donate at paypal.me/gogoguitar to help us along. Enjoy!
Follow me through the rooms that I rocked from the beginning of my career to my first road trips! Community Halls! Actual “Nanaimo Bars”! Hell’s Angels gatherings! Harpo’s in Victoria BC! The legendary Town Pump! The Fabulous Commodore Ballroom! Too many stories, this will be a two parter, at least! Any questions? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like what you are hearing and wish to contribute to the podcast? Donations gratefully accepted here paypal.me/gogoguitar . Rock on!
Join Scott and I as we reminisce about some of my random brushes with fame. Robert Plant wants a pint! Lou Diamond Phillips likes my coat! Hanging with Jimi Hendrix’s dad! Iggy Pop doodles! I stare into Prince’s eyes! And remember, if you have any questions, please send them to email@example.com. Also, if you have been enjoying the podcast, feel free to donate towards keeping everything running tickety boo at paypal.me/gogoguitar. It would be very much appreciated!
Listen to Scott and I chat about the living legend and greatest guitar player, Jeff Beck, who I have had the privilege of meeting a couple of times. Champagne and Sharpies! Supple thighs! Platinum albums without vocals! Yardbirds! Hendrix! I had had a good chuckle at Scott’s editing, as well...
Remember to send your listener questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Join me as I recollect my trip to Macon, Georgia back in 2011. World’s Best fried chicken! Graveyards! Lunch with Otis Redding’s Brother! Allman Brothers Band! Thick poured whiskey! Brunswick Stew! Cool town. Remember to send your listener questions to email@example.com!
We recorded a special episode of The Soul Bender Podcast after the passing of the legendary Peter Green. I felt that I had to pay tribute to one of my big influences, so here it is. God like guitar tone! Perplexing phrasing! Number one singles! Death Threats! Drugs! Mental illness! Have a listen to Scott James and I as we look back at the career of this overlooked master. Also, we would love to hear from you! Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here my stories from being the opening act on a sold-out tour with the legendary George Thorogood! Snapped whammy bars! Maraca madness! Sleeping standing up! Feeling like a rock star! The secret to success! Please send us your listener questions by emailing us at email@example.com!
We change things up a bit on this episode. Rather than concentrate on one particular subject, I recall shenanigans from the topsy turvy world of the traveling musician. Puking in elevators! Chocolate Bed Sheets! Puking on tables! Sleeping naked in public! Puking out of moving vehicles! PLUS - We’d love to hear from you. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will answer them on a future episode!
Join me on my journey from being an underage fan, opening for, and eventually playing onstage with the legendary Master Of The Telecaster, Albert Collins!! Smoked salmon! Adventures in babysitting! Racism! Asses both kissed and kicked! I think about Albert every time I play a show. He was the best!
YEEEEAAAAHHHH! Let’s talk about Johnny Winter. Hear my stories of how I went from a fan sneaking into to see him when I was underage, to opening shows and touring with him from the 80s to 2013. Janis Joplin! The Allman Brothers! Muddy Waters! Heroin! Taco Bell! Get the inside scoop of working and hanging out with a true music legend.
Join me as I travel The Blues Trail in search of inspiration to write for my Come On Down album. I go down to Rosedale with my rider by my side! Standing in Elvis’ footsteps! Pouring Whiskey on Robert Johnson’s grave! Going live on the King Biscuit Time radio show with Sunshine Sonny Payne! Carol! Johnny Winter and Kermit The Frog! Muscle Shoals memories!
Looking for inspiration to write songs for my new album, I decided to travel to the southern United States in November of 2012 and follow The Blues Trail. Walking in Memphis! Sun Studio! Elvis Presley’s ain’t! Watching Al Green preach the gospel! Sleeping in Robert Plant’s bed! Playing the blues in Clarksdale Mississippi!! Lounging at The Po’ Monkey! Friars Point, Mama! Take a trip with me...
Recording my first album in Seattle with producer Rick Parashar. Record company Insanity!! Hanging out with Tom Cochrane, Pearl Jam and Blind Melon. Touring America with Joe Satriani. Leather pants!! The big black truck! Buddy Guy! Trying to stay sane! Fucking up! This one is good and sweary…
I will get in touch with Scott and figure out how to proceed with the next few episodes. There are many more to come!
I go from a happy go lucky young guy playing music on the road with my chums, to signing a solo record deal and trying to figure out how to write songs. Pressure! Mental Illness! Firing my buddies! We travel to Toronto, Memphis, Nashville and Holly Springs Mississippi and meet many cool people including Al Kooper, Eddie Kramer, and Bobby Whitlock. This one’s a grower!
I sit down and bust the cap on a 40 with Shawn Hall, the Harpoonist of The Harpoonist And The Axe Murderer to talk about the impact that the COVID-19 Virus has had on the music industry. We don’t swear much, but it’s still interesting!
Adventures in Switzerland!
Funky Claude was running around! Playing on stage with BB King, Otis Rush, and Blues Traveller! Hobnobbing with the likes of Doug Sahm, Bonnie Raitt, Quincy Jones, Howard Hesseman Freddy Fender and more!
It’s hard to believe that Stevie Ray Vaughan was only 35 years old when he passed away, and it will be 30 years since the unfortunate accident which led to his death on August 27th, 1990. He is a legend in the industry, inspiring and influencing millions of fans to this day.
David Gogo was fortunate enough to spend time with Stevie Ray Vaughan on several occasions, between the age of 15, and up until his untimely passing. In the first-ever episode of the David Gogo Soul Bender Podcast: David Gogo, tells a never-before-told story of how he met and hung out with the guitar icon, Stevie Ray Vaughan.