On the heels of Black Pearls, the album that was released earlier this year, Will Downing has some live dates coming up through December. The soul crooner will also have some special guests. Najee will be on the bill for six dates. Chante Moore and Alex Bugnon will join Downing for a special performance in Charlotte.
Will has been making music for 25 years. It sure does not seem that long, but I actually do not remember a year when Will did not have any new music. He is also in-demand, as many other artists jump at the chance to work with him.
There is an album series out there called A Twist of. A Twist of Marley. A Twist of Jobim. A Twist of Motown. These albums have an all-star cast where they record their interpretation of some classic songs. Will appears on two of these. On A Twist of Motown, Downing covers the classic Temptations song, Just My Imagination. On A Twist of Marley, Downing collaborates with Lee Ritenour on Is This Love. Both of those Jazz interpretations are examples of how remakes should sound. All three are great albums, by the way.
Downing also recorded his tribute to Luther Vandross with Superstar for the Forever, For Always, For Luther album released in 2006.
Unfortunately for those of you in the Pacific and Mountain Time Zones, Downing will stay in the east and central part of the US for these shows, but hopefully he will make it out west real soon.