Photo Supplied by Shenkman Arts Centre
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band is bringing their JUNO nominated album and a very special local guest to the Shenkman Arts Centre this weekend in Ottawa.
Touring in support of Something I’ve Done, nominated for the Blues Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards, Downchild will welcome fellow JUNO Award nominee, Tony D of Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk on stage for a 30-minute opening set.
For over 40 years, Downchild has been at the forefront of Canada’s blues music scene. From over 20 Maple Blues Awards to their storied history of providing the inspiration behind the Blues Brothers, the band’s latest release Something I’ve Done has been described as “not having a bad song on it.”
Downchild’s performance at Shenkman Arts Centre in the Ottawa suburb of Orleans comes on the heels of their 2017 performance at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
For more information visit www.ShenkmanArts.ca, or call the box office at 613-580-2700.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.