The Carson Downey Band
Category: Blues
     Loggerhead Records
     532 Annette Street
     Toronto, Ontario
     Canada, M6S 2C2

  • Two East Coast Music Awards 2001 for Best New Artists and Best Blues Group
  • Two Maple Blues Awards 2001 for Best New Artist and Drummer of the Year
  • Two African Nova Scotian Music Awards 2000 for Album and Artist of the Year
  • Six Real Blues Awards 2001 including Best Blues Group Best Debut CDE, Best Live Act, Best Guitarist and Best Vocalist
  • The Galaxie Rising Star Award 2001
  • Fenders East Coast Guitarist of the Year
  • The Dutch Mason Award for their exceptional contribution to Maritime blues

A combination of southern rock n’ roll, the Carson Downey Band consists of Carson Downey on lead electric vocals and guitar, brother Murray Downey on drums/vocals and Marlowe Smith on bass/vocals.

Formed in the early 80’s in North Preston, Nova Scotia, the Carson Downey Band re- corded their debut album, “All The Way” at Halifax’s Solar Studios in the fall of 1999 and released the album nationwide in the spring of 2000.

National TV appearances on Open Mike with Mike Bullard, Sonic Temple and Canada AM and opening slot for the legendary Buddy Guy and raving standing room only cross country tours soon followed.

During 2000/01, the Carson Downey Band found their faces on the covers of magazines such as Real Blues, RPM, Scene: Roots and Blues and Maple Blues and in the pages of Canadian Musician, The Toronto Star, the National Post and The Globe and

The lead single – “Burnin’ Up” hit the Canadian rock radio charts in June of 2000. The follow-up singles, “When the Blues Come To Take You Away”, and “All The Way”, solidifi ed Canadian Radios strong embrace.

The Carson Downey Band has the potential to be the biggest blues export Canada has ever seen.