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Downchild Blues Band

Jonas Hellborg

Donnie Walsh thinks a hat might make a difference.

“Something that will help the band fit in … or stand out,” says the veteran Canadian bluesman by way of explaining the title of the new Downchild album, I Need A Hat. It’s a joke, of course. Downchild doesn’t need a hat, or a ticket, a tag, a bag, a niche, or a flashing neon sign.

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