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  • 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

    CASINO REGINA SOLD OUT   2019-10-22

    Downchild's 50th Anniversary Party in Regina, SK on November 15, 2019 at Casino Regina Show Room is SOLD OUT!

    This marks the band's 8th sell out show on the 50th Anniversary Tour as fans flock to see Canada's blues legends perform.

    NEW 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR FREDERICTON   2019-10-21

    Crystal Head Vodka & The Legendary Downchild Blues Band are thrilled to announce that their 50th Anniversary Tour is coming to Fredericton, NB for a not to be missed performance at the Fredericton Playhouse on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 7:30 Pm

    The band will be joined by some surprise special guests to be announced!

    Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00 Am (AT) at BUY TICKETS, by calling (506) 458-8344 and in person at the box office.


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