The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

Get ready to party with one of the best “roadhouse blues bands” that ever laid down a jumpin’ boogie beat.

7:30pm Thurs Oct 26
Golden Civic Centre

Unequaled in Canada and virtually without a peer around the world, the Downchild Blues Band is a musical juggernaut that has nurtured the legacy of classic blues for nearly a half-century.

Downchild founder Donnie Walsh was still a teen in the 1960s when he fell in love with the powerful magic of artists such as Luther Allison, B.B. King, and Junior Wells. After launching his
own band he gradually became recognized as a stellar harmonica player and a uniquely expressive guitar stylist. And the band itself became a touring legend, giving literally thousands of take-no-prisoners performances in roadhouses, concert halls, saloons, and fairgrounds all around North America.

This is a LIVE Kicks EXTRA.
Members can purchase tickets in advance starting at 10:30am Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Non-members can begin purchasing tickets at 10:30am on Monday, Sept. 18.

Long hailed as an institution – aside from being the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s legendary The Blues Brothers, Downchild has recorded two dozen albums, won two dozen Maple Blues Awards, and been nominated for numerous Junos (winning three!) – Downchild has lost none of its hard-playing panache.

“Downchild has always been bigger than the sum of its parts,” declares Walsh. “It’s knowing your audience, and knowing when to give them what they want.” And if what you want is blues music that is brilliantly played, sharply arranged, and slickly paced, then get ready to party with one of the best “roadhouse blues bands” that ever laid down a jumpin’ boogie beat.

 

Live Kicks Tickets
Downchild is a Live Kicks EXTRA show added into our regular season because we would be crazy to pass on the chance. We do this every now and then but we have to charge extra to cover the extra cost. Our Members have told us in the past that for special EXTRA shows they don’t mind not having a discounted ticket as long as Membership gives them “front of the line” opportunity to get tickets.

Members can purchase tickets in advance starting at 10:30am Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Non-members can begin purchasing tickets at 10:30am on Monday, Sept. 18.
All Tickets are $40 available in person at the Art Gallery of Golden or call 250 344-6186.