East Meets Vest
East Meets Vest is an encounter between an authentic, Southern-bred piano pounder and some of the most celebrated blues musicians in Canada including Paul James and members of Downchild and Fathead. David Vest's early career had him working as half of a cocktail lounge duo with a young Tammy Wynette (for whom he also produced her first demos). Then years on the road with Big Joe Turner, Jimmy T99 Nelson and other masters eventually settling in the Northwest and tearing things up with the late Portland bluesman Paul DeLay while coaxing a few solo albums into the market in the last decade. And now this release which encapsulates his many years into a stunning homage to piano blues players of the past with a few new tunes that fit in rather nicely. Nothing fancy, just very tasty and very, very real.