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The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

With Special Guest, Natalie MacMaster

After 19 albums, countless awards and wowing sold-out audiences around the world for over 50 years, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are excited to hit the stage at The Grand Theatre for a blues extravaganza you don't want to miss!!

Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Hollywood stars Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. In fact, two Downchild songs, “Shotgun Blues” and “I Got Everything I Need (Almost)” were even covered on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 multi-platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues.

Leader and co-founder, Donnie Walsh, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019, alongside some of the greatest songwriters of our time, like Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.

Downchild continues to be led by, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, who also plays harmonica, tenor sax man Pat Carey, Gary Kendall on bass, drummer Jim Casson and Tyler Yarema on keyboards.      

With their signature jump-blues style and infectious, soulful sound, Juno Award winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none and good times guaranteed!


Celtic music superstar Natalie MacMaster appearing with The Legendary Downchild Blues Band will be an unforgettable evening of music, dance and storytelling.

Hearing Natalie MacMaster play and speak about the fiddle, which has propelled her dazzling career since childhood while cementing her status as Canada's reigning performer of Celtic music.

Indeed, when Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy married in 2002 both were already stars in their own right they could not have predicted their merger would recast what contemporary musical success looks like. Or that they would produce a large family and ensure their mantelpiece was jammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards while creating an inventory of achievements spanning the globe.

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