- Nov 10 2023
- 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band with Natalie MacMaster
The Grand Theatre Presents: The Legendary Downchild Blues Band and Natalie MacMaster in One Epic Night!
Get ready to be serenaded by the intoxicating rhythms of the blues as the iconic Downchild Blues Band takes center stage at The Grand Theatre. Having inspired Hollywood legends like Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi for the creation of the cult classic, The Blues Brothers, the band’s profound influence on the blues genre is undeniable. With hits such as “Shotgun Blues” and “I Got Everything I Need (Almost)”, and led by the illustrious Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh, who stands alongside musical giants like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Downchild Blues Band promises an evening that’s not just a performance but an experience. Supported by an ensemble of talented musicians, including Chuck Jackson, Pat Carey, Gary Kendall, Jim Casson, and Tyler Yarema, the Juno Award-winning band’s signature jump-blues style will have you tapping your feet and feeling every beat.
But that’s not all! Adding a touch of Celtic magic to the evening is the incomparable Natalie MacMaster. As Canada’s leading performer of Celtic music, MacMaster’s fiddle playing resonates with passion and fervor. Her union with Donnell Leahy, both celebrated in their own fields, has not only created a power duo in the world of music but has also led to a beautiful family and a multitude of awards adorning their home. As she shares tales from her journey, intertwined with mesmerizing dance and music, you’ll be transported to the heart of Celtic culture. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary fusion of blues and Celtic music, where stories unfold and legends come to life!