THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND

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May 31

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THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating 50 years of playing the blues and bringing the party to Sault Ste. Marie, for a NOT TO BE MISSED performance!

SAULT COMMUNITY THEATRE – SAULT STE. MARIE, ON
SUNDAY MAY 31st
7:30PM

Inspired by those classic sounds, DOWNCHILD launched an unstoppable career that has included 18 albums, countless awards and sold-out shows around the globe. The band’s 1971 debut Bootleg, one of the first independent albums in Canada, was recorded in a makeshift studio in parking garage at Rochdale College. Soon after, they scored their first smash hit with a jumping version of Big Joe Turner’s classic “Flip Flop & Fly.”

DOWNCHILD came to international prominence as the inspiration for Hollywood stars Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s smash 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.

***Tickets are on sale now at the Station Mall Box Office, for more info call (705) 945-7299 or purchase online at www.saultctc.ca.

A documentary on the band, “Flip Flop & Fly – 40 Years of the Downchild Blues Band” was featured repeatedly on HBO Canada for two years, as one of their most popular documentaries ever. Click the below image to watch the trailer and find out more…

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