Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Road Fever

First off I want to thank everyone for their comments about our little Misty, we appreciated it very much and has helped with our healing. Secondly, some of you must have thought that the old homercat has finally hung it up because of the long hiatus. October was just a rough month here and now am hoping to get back on track on a semi regular basis. So again I say thanks to all of you.

The seventh album by the Downchild Blues Band came out in 1980 and is called Road Fever. Founder Donnie Walsh has been called the 'father of Canadian blues' and with good reason. He is a blues pioneer on the Canadian scene. It was Walsh who paid the highest dues so that later Canadian blues acts, such as the Jeff Healey Band, the Colin James Band, the Powder Blues, Sue Foley, The Sidemen and The Highliners could also enjoy their success. According to Walsh, more than 120 musicians have been associated with Downchild since its 1969 founding. The band has never lost its focus on blues music. Two years after the release of this album the band suffered a major setback with the untimely death of keyboard player Jane Vasey, who succumbed to leukemia at the age of thirty two. Donnie Walsh, who was living with Vasey at the time, took a period of time off to reflect on his future and that of the band. Mr. Downchild couldn't be kept down too long though, by the end of the year the band was back.

TV Mama
Try To Fall in Love With Me
Buy Road Fever

Funny Toon


Angels said...

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