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Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Show at the Empire Theatre
November 27 @ 7:30 pm$68.26
After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold?out audiences around the globe, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with a brand?new show featuring hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career.
Downchild will be joined on stage by some very special guests for this monumental performance, that will be announced shortly. With a stellar lineup of talent being assembled, sparks are sure to fly!
Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. In fact, two Downchild songs, “Shotgun Blues” and “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” were even covered on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 multi?platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues.
The band is lead by founder, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and
harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, who also plays harmonica, tenor sax man Pat
Carey, Michael Fonfara (who was a member of the early American rock supergroup Rhinoceros and Lou Reed’s band) plays keyboards, Gary Kendall on bass and drummer Mike Fitzpatrick.
With their signature jump?blues style and infectious, soulful sound, Juno Award
winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none, and this special anniversary show is one not to be missed!