TRAIL — After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold‐out audiences around the globe, the legendary Downchild Blues Band are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a brand‐new show featuring hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career.
The Downchild Blues Band Tour will play Trail’s Charles Bailey Theatre on Oct. 25. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday April 12 at The Bailey box office or online.
Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Hollywood stars Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers.
The band is lead by founder, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, who also plays harmonica, tenor sax man Pat Carey, Michael Fonfara (who was a member of the early American rock supergroup Rhinoceros and Lou Reed’s band) plays keyboards, Gary Kendall on bass and drummer Mike Fitzpatrick.