Welcome to the new Official CARSON DOWNEY BAND Website
If the Carson Downey Band were a fighter, it would be Mike Tyson. Every show the pride of North Preston, Nova Scotia, gives, it seems, is a battle for the allegiance of the audience. The trio likes to come out swinging, but instead of biting ears, they make them ring with a sonic assault that has left a veteran bluesman or two on the ropes.
It happened that way earlier in a Toronto club where the burly
guitarist/vocalist Carson Downey, along with brother Murray on
drums and bassist Marlowe Smith, opened for Buddy Guy, at 64
perhaps the last of the great Chicago bluesmen. The Downey
crew unleashed a seven-song set of sweat-drenched intensity and left the delirious audience primed for the expected coup de grâce from Guy. Guy, however, failed on the follow-up. More...