David Gogo
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The following review appeared in the
Penguin Eggs Magazine
Issue No. 32, Winter 2006

David Gogo - Acoustic

David Gogo
Acoustic - Official Bootleg Vol.2
Cordova Bay

Listening to David Gogo’s new acoustic album transports you back to the old juke joints of the southern states. Music like this would spur the energetic gyrations of the patrons as they wore away the floor boards beneath their feet.

Here Gogo has the tools for such juke joint work with his 1930 National Steel and 1915 Gibson guitars. Choice cuts include the self-penned She’s Breakin’ Through, detailing the tragic 1915 mining disaster that took the life of 19 miners, including David Gogo’s great-grandfather. Gogo writes most of the songs, but Robert Johnson’s seminal classic Dust My Broom and Ken Hamm’s Intertidal Zone. Ten tracks that offer the side of David Gogo that is not heard often enough.

- By John Roman

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