Joe Downing is a Trop Rock Recording Artist and Nashville Songwriter that knows how to Rock & Roll. His first full length album "Songs From The Gulf" was nominated for Album Of The Year from the Trop Rock Music Association in 2021. His song "YOLO" was nominated for Single Of The Year by the Trop Rock Music Association and Joe has been nominated for the 2018, 2020 and 2021 Horizon Award recognizing him as a rising talent in the genre. Joe plays all over the country: from St Augustine to Key West to Chicago, Nashville to Jacksonville to Los Angeles, Islamorada to Gulf Shores. Downing grew up in Ohio listening to everything from the Motown sound to the popular recording artists of today. He believes in the theory that great art can inspire great art, as he names some of his biggest influences such as: Sam Cooke, Tom Petty, Jim Croce, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley and Van Morrison just to name a few. Joe's soulful vocals and his groovy melodies make him an instant hit, no matter the venue. “Whether I’m playing for one person or thousands, I always try to give it my all, so that when the audience walks away, they say: ‘That Joe Downing guy… I’m going to remember him.’”