Downchild is a Canadian blues band driven by blues maestro Donnie Walsh. Their new release is made up of originals written by Walsh that are tough and gritty in the best blues tradition, with stellar production. Special guests include bluesman/celebrity Dan Aykroyd, blues-rocker Colin James, and Stax Records legend Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns.
This is not a slow blues record; it has everything from uptempo swinging blues to medium shuffles – the gamut. It’s a set of tunes that stays true to 12-bar traditions with guitar solos, harp solos, big horns – even a trumpet solo, and lyrics about living it up and feeling low-down.
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