Juno-nominated blues artist David Gogo at Studio B on Friday

David Gogo will be in Grand Forks at Studio B this Friday.

Juno-nominated blues artist David Gogo will be at Studio B in Grand Forks on Friday

Juno-nominated blues artist David Gogo will be at Studio B in Grand Forks on Friday

David Gogo will appear at Studio B in Grand Forks  on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Gogo is one of Canada’s hardest working blues-rock guitarists, and he has a string of remarkable accomplishments to show for it.

Gogo has garnered three Juno Nominations, the Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada, WCMA Musician of the Year, and has twice been named Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year.

Over the years, he has performed with blues and rock legends B.B. King, Bo Diddley, George Thorogood, ZZ Top, and numerous others – most recently touring with Johnny Winter on Canada’s West Coast.

His eleventh release, Soul Bender, is adding even more acclaim to an already impressive list

Soul Bender features outstanding new tracks; some Gogo originals and a few covers that run the gamut of sources and styles (Procol Harum, Elmore James, The Doors, Michael Jackson) but infused with a Gogo twist.

The album was recorded by Rick Salt at Lois Lane Studios, where five of Gogo’s previous albums have been recorded. Every effort was made to capture the feel of Gogo’s incredible live shows, and the result showcases Gogo’s best guitar and vocal performances ever.

Soul Bender is a sizzling, hard-rocking blues album that is filled with heavy grooves, grit and emotion.

Gogo continues to tour relentlessly, bringing his cutthroat wit and virtuosic blues guitar playing to festivals and headline performances across Canada and the U.S. this summer in support of the new album.

Soul Bender has earned Gogo a nomination for Blues Album of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards. The award will be handed out on March 31 at the Juno Gala in Ottawa, Ont. and the official Juno broadcast will take place April 1 on CTV.

– Studio B