Joe Downing is a Recording Artist and Nashville Songwriter. Beach vibes and good times, Trop Rock and chill rhymes permeate his first two full length albums and remind his fans and friends of the good things in life. His first two full length albums Songs From The Gulf (2020) & The Bright Side (2022) both received nominations for Album Of The Year from the Trop Rock Music Association.
Joe has performed as a touring solo-act playing events, house concerts and bars in 12 states since 2017. In 2021, Joe Downing Band was formed and has played events in Tampa, FL (Music On The Bay 2023), Galveston, Texas (Riddles In The Sand 2023), Compass by Margaritaville in Anna Maria Sound, and Gulf Shores, AL. His song "YOLO" received nominations for Single Of The Year by the Trop Rock Music Association in 2020 and Joe has been nominated for the 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 Horizon Award recognizing his personal relationship with his fans.
Joe 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 and admits a wide range of influences such as: Sam Cooke, Tom Petty, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, David Bowie 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.’”