Carson downey band
Festival appearances at Montreal Jazz Festival, Thunder Bay Blues Festival, New Glasgow Jubilee, Dutch Mason Blues Festival
Supported acts such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Healey, Blue Rodeo
East Coast Music Award Winner
Maple Blues Award Winner
Carson is a generous man who will give everything he has while on stage. He’s also done some fantastic things off stage. He’s been across the ocean to Afghanistan to play for the troops and across the bridge to donate his time and talents to local fundraisers. He will “wow” people at both events, not just because of the way he attacks his well worn Strat, but because he will treat each event with a ton of respect and take time to talk to people in the crowd before and after the show and “give them” an audience! He will listen to their stories and relate to them and then he will say “Thank You” for letting him play! He thanks you for letting him kick the blues in the ass, throwing them to the floor, and stomping on them! Then later, he might drive over them in Brady’s ’66 Impala on the way to the next gig! There will be no time for crying about the Blues, instead Carson may ask you bare witness to the healing powers of the electric guitar, and your slack jaw will gladly nod and smile as cases of “toe tapping ” break out all around you. It will be a fun ride that you hope never ends.
So, combine the generous man and with the exceptional guitar player and you’ll smile to your self as thou sit there catch one of Carson’s sets. You’ll smile because something will resonate with you. Something familiar and warm, for you see, when you do Catch Carson playing, you temporarily become part of the Carson Downey Family. It’s a big family, that’s full of love and passion fuelled by music and energy. And you want some of that don’t you? Sure there are only 3 guys on stage, but Carson come from a very big family of 5 brothers and 4 sisters, so he’s used to sharing and giving, probably more so then others. Thankfully for those of us on the receiving end of his many talents, the pay off for Catching one of Carson’s sets is well worth the effort.