The Sonia Astacio Downs Band is one of the hottest modern-day groups in Chicago’s legendary blues scene. Led by their soulful namesake vocalist, the Illinois sextet plays regularly at local hotspots like Buddy Guy’s Legends. The club’s iconic blues guitarist owner is a big fan.
Sonia Astacio Downs was the seventh child born to a Dominican-American family. She grew up singing, first in church. Later she discovered jazz greats like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. But it was the blues that would eventually capture her heart. Now, after working in the corporate world for over three decades, Sonia is putting all her energy behind the music she loves.
“All Night Long” is the debut album from The Sonia Astacio Downs Band, released worldwide via all major streaming services on February 19, 2023. The six-song collection is a snapshot of a killer live band at the top of their game. The album’s first single is the title track, an epic 8:28 sultry blues slow jam. The band lays down a slow and sexy groove while Sonia lets her lover know what’s up, in both English and Spanish. The track also features a killer extended solo from guitar virtuoso Andy Goode.
Check out “All Night Long” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Jazz playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with The Sonia Astacio Downs Band. Get on their socials and get in the loop.
Sonia Astacio Downs – Vocals
Andy Goode – Lead Guitar
Don Vleck – Rhythm Guitar
Dennis Ori – Bass
Frankie Silencieux – Keyboard/Piano
Scott Tomeczko – Drums