The Sundowners

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The Sundowners held the record for what is probably the longest running house band gig in Chicago history. They presided at the RR Ranch for thirty years, entertaining audiences with country and authentic Western music. Don Walls, Bob Boyd and Curt Delaney all came to Chicago from the Southern states in the 1950s and never looked back. During the 1960s, as Rock and Roll grew in popularity, many bands sought to redefine themselves in order to keep up with the new sounds. The Sundowners were no exception, and when they were called to play rock music, they simply changed their hairstyles and clothes and became a rock band. It didn’t hurt that they were all accomplished musicians in many styles and adapting to the more modern music was an easy transition for them.