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      Blenders Presents The Legendary Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Tour in Swift Current


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      November 12, 2019

      Tuesday   8:00 PM

      227 Central Ave N
      Swift Current, Saskatchewan S9H 0L3

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      Blenders Presents The Legendary Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Tour

      Blenders Present The Legendary Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Tour Special Concert  - not part of the regular season. Hot on the heels of their JUNO-nominated 2017 album Something I've Done, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND have announced their 50th Anniversary Tour, bringing their iconic sound and timeless hits to theatres and festivals in Canada and the U.S. From humble beginnings, DOWNCHILD performed their first gig at Grossman's Tavern in Toronto. Fittingly, the band will return to the infamous juke joint for a rare, intimate club performance, to kick off their year-long 50th Anniversary Tour, with a SOLD-OUT show on June 19, 2019, that will no doubt go down in history. Named after a Sonny Boy Williamson II song, DOWNCHILD's story begins when Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh was a mere teenager and got his first taste of Blues at a sweet 16 birthday party for his girlfriend. “I was absolutely amazed by the music and, like most people who heard blues, started looking for more,” says Donnie, who soon discovered artists like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Read, John Lee Hooker and B.B. King. 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.” Don't miss this legendary band! Doors at 7, show starts at 8. Rush seating, all ages show. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable. Get your friends together!  Organize your co-workers.  Reserved tables of 8 are available for the entire season and are sold on a first come, first served basis by contacting culturalfest.swift@gmail.com

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