Live Music + Concerts, Performing Arts

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

About The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

After two sold out shows, by popular demand, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are excited to return to the Bancroft Village Playhouse for a night of hip shaking blues you don't want to miss!! This time, the Playhouse is honoured to be one of a select few venues on their happy trails tour.

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.

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