Gogo goes solo at Char’s Landing

David Gogo brought his acoustic show to Char's Landing, and the intimate setting was a good pairing.

David Gogo's more intimate acoustic set lends itself well to the atmosphere at Char's Landing.

David Gogo's more intimate acoustic set lends itself well to the atmosphere at Char's Landing.

David Gogo is gearing up for a mellow night in Port Alberni on Saturday, Feb. 7,

While he’s been here with his band in recent years, this time the Juno Awards nominated blues guitarist is coming on his own.

“It’s a solo acoustic show,” said Gogo. “I haven’t been up to Port Alberni in a long time doing the solo thing.”

He’ll be playing some original tunes as well as some old blues classics and telling stories from the road.

“When I do my acoustic shows it’s kind of an intimate thing,” he said, adding that he chose Char’s Landing as the venue because the repurposed century-old church lends itself to a relaxed, concert-like atmosphere and audience interaction.

Local solo shows also let Gogo spend his weeks in his hometown of Nanaimo, recording songs for his new band record, due this summer.

“We’re just booking the studios now and finishing up the songs.”

With his last few albums garnering Juno nominations and a Western Canadian Music Award, he’s excited for this one to drop.

“We’ve had a good track record the past couple of projects so hopefully we can continue that path.”

While Gogo wishes he could bottle that magic that’s made the last few albums so successful, he puts it down to practice.

“With the kind of music I play it’s a genre of music that you get better at with experience and as life goes on.”

David Gogo plays a solo acoustic show at Char’s from 8-10 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and available at Char’s Landing, Gayle’s Fashions and the Rollin Art Centre. Tickets are $20 at the door.