SPOTLIGHT on Bill Dowey and the Blues Devils
A powerful and heartfelt voice, a searing slide guitar tone, and a tour bus full of experience makes Bill Dowey one of the most convincing and dedicated blues artists in Canada. From humble beginnings in the basement of a downtown Toronto church where he discovered an old out of tune piano to backing some of the greatest names in blues, Dowey has developed a masterful touch and a well earned place in blues lineage. In addition to fronting popular blues outfit The Hoodoo Sons for 5 years and now leading his band the Blues Devils, Dowey has practically made a career of backing great blues legends. Performing and touring with names as illustrious as Albert Collins, Fenton Robinson, Sonny Rhodes, Lowell Fulson, Roy Gaines, and Canada's own Dutch Mason, to name only a few, has provided Dowey with a straight up shot of blues school and an encyclopedic collection of road stories.