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  • LOUISIANA COMES TO OTTAWA WITH ANDY J FOREST JOINING 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY ON NOVEMBER 29TH!   2019-11-06

    New Orleans blues sensation, Andy J Forest will bring some mardi gras voodoo to the National Arts Centre stage in Ottawa on November 29, 2019, as he kicks off the night for The Legendary Downchild Blues Band's 50th Anniversary Party, joining a star studded line up of special guests, including Hollywood icon and brother of the blues Dan Aykroyd, two time Juno Award winner Tony D and the multi-talented Suzie Vinnick for a celebration of the blues you DON'T WANT TO MISS!

    Tickets are selling fast and ON SALE NOW at the NAC box office, by calling 613-947-7000 Ext. 620 and at BUY TICKETS.

    10 TIME MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER SUZIE VINNICK TO OPEN 50TH SHOW IN ORILLIA   2019-11-05

    3 Time Juno Award nominee and 10 Time Maple Blues Award winner Suzie Vinnick is confirmed to open for The Legendary Downchild Blues Band and join them on stage as special guests for the band's 50th Anniversary performance at the Orillia Opera House on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 Pm.

    The two are having so much fun touring together our West that the band decided to invite Suzie to join them to delight audiences in Ontario as she's been doing in the prairies.

    ONLY A COUPLE OF TICKETS LEFT for the Orillia show by calling (705) 326-8011, in person at the box office and at BUY TICKETS.

    SUZIE VINNICK & RICK FINES JOIN DOWNCHILD AS SPECIAL GUESTS FOR PETERBOROUGH   2019-11-04

    Suzie Vinnick & Rick Fines will join forces to open for Downchild as special guests for the band's 50th Anniversary show in Peterborough on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Showplace Performance Centre for a NOT TO BE MISSED celebration of the blues!

    The musical merging of Suzie Vinnick and Rick Fines was, and is, one of the best things to ever happen to the blues in Canada.

    More than a dozen years and 15 albums later – and more awards both individually and combined than you can count – their magnificent songwriting and beautiful harmonies continue to thrill audiences across the country.

    Fine’s brilliant finger-style, bottleneck and blues guitar playing and Vinnick’s amazing vocal range elevate the blues from merely heartbreaking to soul searing. Blessed with a huge range, Vinnick can go from a sweet whisper to a growl in a heartbeat, and her singing expresses all the emotions in the blues lexicon – sexy, humorous, sassy or heartbroken.

    Between the two of them, they pen and perform some of the sweetest tunes imaginable. Their album Nothing Halfway is both soulful and rocking, taking the blues to sublime new levels with lyrics that will haunt you long after the last note has faded.

    Tickets are ON SALE NOW by calling (705) 742-7469, in person at the box office and at BUY TICKETS.

    DOWNCHILD NOMINATED FOR 2019 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS   2019-10-31

    Fittingly, as they are currently out on tour performing across the country in celebration of 50 years of playing the blues, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band have been nominated for a Maple Blues Award for "Entertainer of The Year".

    Bassist Gary Kendall and keyboard player Michael Fonfara are also up for the 2019 Maple Blues Award nominations. Michael Fonfara is nominated for the "Blues With A Feeling", a lifetime achievement award and Gary Kendall as "Bassist of The Year".

    The band would like to thank the nomination committee and blues fans throughout Canada for supporting this great music and keeping it's spirit alive and well.

    The Maple Blues Awards are Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field.

    50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN SWIFT CURRENT - SOLD OUT!   2019-10-27

    The Legendary Downchild Blues Band's 50th Anniversary show at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, SK on November 12, 2019 is now SOLD OUT!

    Great seats still available for the band's 50th Anniversary performance in Prince Albert, SK at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre on Friday, November 16, 2019, with special guest, Colin James! Tickets ON SALE NOW at BUY TICKETS


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