|Date:||Friday, March 2, 2018|
|Location:||Market Hall (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough)|
|Cost:||$50 in advance, $55 at the door|
Roaring through bracing, high-octane performances since 1969 Downchild Blues Band, founded and continuously steered by harmonica and guitar ace Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh, is as vibrant today as when Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi were inspired by Downchild for their brilliant Blues Brothers venture in the 1970s. The pair elevated Downchild’s “Shotgun Blues” and Walsh’s “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” to smash status on their 1978 Briefcase Full of Blues record. The 2017 iteration of Downchild, with each member boasting a minimum of 20 years of service, might be the most electrifying yet. For proof, simply check out the sextet’s towering, lid-lifting, juke-joint jumping 18th studio album, Something I’ve Done, a bona fide group effort and a sonic highlight in a 50-year career spilling over with them.
For more information please visit www.markethall.org.