The legendary Downchild Blues Band performs Sunday, October 15 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre in Langley.
Canada’s best known and best loved blues outfit, Downchild Blues Band celebrated their 45th Anniversary in style with the release of their Juno Award Blues Album of the Year (2014) Can You Hear The Music.
With such classic hits as Flip Flop & Fly, I Got Everything I Need (Almost) and Shotgun Blues, Downchild has had a major impact here at home and established credentials around the world alongside contemporaries, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy. With their signature jump-blues style and sweet, infectious sound, it’s a sure bet your toes will be tapping and your hips swinging.
Downchild’s 17th album, Can You Hear the Music starts the way all things Downchild should; with the jump blues sound that makes you want to jump up and dance. And, as band leader Donnie Walsh will tell you himself, that’s the sound Downchild audiences all over the world want to hear. The tracks Scattered and One in a Million actually came together during the recording sessions.
Walsh and his band mates have won countless music industry awards, including a Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Album (1991). They also received a Juno Award nomination for Blues Album of The Year (2005) for their album Come On In.
Yet, for all the hits and awards, Downchild Blues Band is perhaps best known as the inspiration for the Dan Aykroyd-John Belushi hit film, The Blues Brothers. Dan Aykroyd says, “There would be no Blues Brothers if it weren’t for Downchild.”
Tickets are $49.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges), available at Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca.For more visit: www.downchild.com or www.linusentertainment.com.