Downchild Blues Band

45 years of celebrating The Blues

Donnie Walsh and his musical buddies have been celebrating an upbeat, driving and very urban type of blues music for 45 years. That’s an amazing accomplishment in any musical genre. With a brass section and keyboard complementing Donnie’s guitar and the rhythm section, “Downchild” produces a full urban blues sound. They have just won a Juno Award for their latest album, Can You Hear The Music.

The Downchild Blues Band is credited as being the inspiration of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi to form The Blues Brothers. Perhaps their biggest hit was Flip Flop & Fly, now a blues standard. They’ve also had a mainstream hit with I Got Everything I Need (Almost). Lead singer and harmonica player Chuck Jackson has a unique and clear voice – making Downchild’s recordings immediately recognizable. These fellas don’t just play The Blues – they celebrate it.

“Canadian blues legends…one of the greatest blues bands in the world. Period.” The Toronto Star

Rubin Fogel has booked the band into Club Soda on Sunday, November 2 at 8pm as part of the band’s 45th Anniversary Tour.

Opening for Downchild is The Powder Blues Band fronted by guitarist and songwriter Tom Lavin. 2104 is their 36th anniversary. Powder Blues performs an eclectic mixture of blues, R&B, swing, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz – all with the Powder Blues imprint. Lavin’s band has sold over a million recordings worldwide, headlined the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and toured with the late James Brown, John Lee Hooker, BB King and James Cotton.

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