The Legendary Downchild Blues Band (with Steve Hill)
Time 8:00 pm
Time 8:00 pm
Flip, flop, and fly with The Legendary Downchild Blues Band! For more than four decades, this multiple Maple Blues and JUNO award-winning Toronto powerhouse has been tearing up stages with its rollicking, sax-driven jump blues. Led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh—who also lays down some serious train-a-comin’ harp!—this internationally renowned juggernaut is “one of the greatest blues bands in the world. Period" (Toronto Star). The immense charisma and smoking hot take on Chicago and Delta blues inspired Dan Aykroyd to create The Blues Brothers who then covered Downchild classics like “Everything I Need (Almost)” and “Shotgun Blues.” Come get some full-tilt blues direct from the source!
“Montreal’s Steve Hill is hands-down the meanest guitar player in Canada.” – Montreal Gazette
Last year, Hill took home a JUNO for Blues Album of the Year, plus Maple Blues Awards for Electric Act, Guitarist, Producer, and Entertainer of the Year! The man is a gritty force of nature, funneling intense virtuosic blues through his elaborate one-man-band set up of drums, harmonica, hell raising vocals, and some seriously heavy guitar licks.