Middletown, Ohio born and Nashville, Tennessee bred, Joe Downing is a Tuff Duck Music Trop-Rock Recording Artist that knows how to rock and roll. His single “Sail To The Moon” spent two weeks at Number 1 on Radio A1A’s Trop 40 in the Spring of 2018. Downing came up 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, Jimmy Buffett and Van Morrison just to name a few. In 2017, Joe released his first Trop Rock single "Overboard" that went to number 5 on the Trop Rock Top 40 on Radio A1A. Joe was a smash hit at Meeting Of The Minds in Key West in 2017 with his performances at Dante's, Smokin'  Tuna, Tiki House and Blue Heaven. His 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.’”