Children of the Beast

The Way We Was: The Story of the Kendall Wall Band

A project in by Christopher Darton

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The Way We Was is a fascinating snapshot of the Toronto blues scene documenting The Kendall Wall Band's magical 11 year run.
Backers: 13
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72 CAD

Funded: $940 CAD of $59,500 CAD
Dates: Apr 27th -> Jun 26th (60 days)
Project By: Christopher Darton
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Latest News


June 25th - via:
Thanks to all of you who contributed to our campaign and endured my neverending onslaught on Facebook.  It was a great learning experience and another chance to share the music, photos, video and stories of The Kendall Wall Band.  Peace.   (Read More)

Guitar Players

June 13th - via:
The Kendall Wall Band utilized a number of guitar players over the course of their 11 year run at The Black Swan and touring Southern Ontario as a backing band.  The rhythm section of Gary Kendall and Cash Wall remained at the core throughout the... (Read More)

Reunion at The Duck

June 9th - via:
After the principle shooting was complete I stopped in at The Duck in St. Catharines one Saturday afternoon to have a quick visit with Gary Kendall and drop off a copy of the current "cut" of the film.  Gary runs a matinee at The Duck much in the... (Read More)

"Weed Kid" and The Kendall Wall Connection

June 7th - via:
So it turns out the newest media/internet sensation Ben Baker aka "Weed Kid" is the son of none other than our very own Jeff Baker singer/harmonica player for The Kendall Wall Band. Ben just happened to be in the right place ... at the right time and... (Read More)

Jane Vasey Tribute @ The Diamond

June 3rd - via:
The Kendall Wall Band and Judy Brown playing You Don't Do at the Jane Vasey Tribute show at The Diamond in Toronto.  Jane Elizabeth Vasey (1949 – July 7, 1982) was a Canadian blues piano player, best known for her years playing with the Downchild... (Read More)

An Exciting Week

May 31st - via:
The Kendall Wall Band Tune in to 101.5 THE HAWK FM's acclaimed Radio Blues Show "Blues Blast" this Tuesday June 2, 2015 around 5:15 as host Ken Wallis and I chat about a little film I made titled The Way We Was: The Story of the Kendall Wall Band. I... (Read More)

Cash Wall

May 25th - via:
Cash Wall Cash Wall' story is unique.  Cash started out playing saxophone for The Downchild Blues Band and one night when the band's drummer didn't show up Cash played drums for the band ... eventually taking over the position.  Cash became a... (Read More)

Mel Brown and Tony Flaim

May 12th - via:
The Kendall Wall Band backed a couple of great blues talents at The Beaches Blues and Jazz Festival including the late Tony Flaim and the late Mel Brown.  Tony Flaim was among the original voices of the blues in Canada.  He sang vocals on six (6)... (Read More)

Local News Article - Welland Tribune and St. Catharines Standard

May 11th - via:
Darton at home  DOCUMENTARY: Out of work from Fort Erie slots, man takes time off to live dream By Franki Ikeman, The Tribune Monday, May 11, 2015 9:06:55 EDT AM Christopher Darton is pictured in the basement of his Port Colborne home. Darton has... (Read More)

Jeff Baker

May 11th - via:
Jeff Baker When original harmonica play Bob "Cadillac Eddy" Adams left the band Jeff Baker was enlisted to play harp and supply vocals.  Jerome Godboo says of Jeff in the film, "... he had all the right moves."  Godboo, in 2014 crowned the world's... (Read More)

Snooky Pryor

April 30th - via:
The Kendall Wall Band w/Snooky Pryor Snooky Pryor utilized the talents of The Kendall Wall Band on a number of occasions while on tour in Canada and playing in Ontario.  Over time Pryor became so comfortable with the band that they became his goto... (Read More)

Muddy Waters

April 30th - via:
Thirty-two (32) years ago today the father of modern Chicago blues Muddy Waters past away.  Muddy's influence is tremendous, not just on blues and rhythm and blues but on rock 'n' roll, hard rock, folk, jazz, and country; his use of amplification is... (Read More)

We're off and running!!!!!!!!!!!

April 28th - via:
Thanks for believing in our film.  It's such an entertaining ... uplifting ... and nostalgic piece of blues history that I would hate for the fans of blues music all over the world to not be able to enjoy this special project.  I feel I can speak... (Read More)

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