Hornby Island Blues Workshop

David Vest

Since arriving in Canada, Alabama native David Vest has become an in-demand performer on the Canadian blues scene, repeatedly winning the Maple Blues Award for piano player of the year. And, he's almost as famous for his storytelling and songwriting as he is for his joyouse piano work. His songs have been convered by artists ranging from Tammy Wynette to the Legendary Downchilds Blues Band, who made Vest's "Worried About the Word" the number one blues song in the world. according to Roots Music Report.

David begain his professional career in 1957, and admits it was a long climb to number one! Along the way, he met and played with many of the greats, including Big Joe Turner, Floyd Dixon, Carey Bell, Pinetop Perkins, Marcia Ball, Katie Webster and many more. Among the highlights of his career was appearing on stage with the Soul Stirrers, the fabled gospel group where Sam Cooke got his start.

A familiar face at Hornby's Blues Workshop, David absolutely loves the fact that so many piano players have attended blues camp, and he strongly believes that any piano player will be a better all-round musician for having studied the blues. Take it from a pro who knows.

Major Class

Blues Piano

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