Will Downing is a Grammy Nominated Singer Songwriter. Downing had his first national exposure as a popular backing vocalist in the 80s before signing with Island Records. He recorded two modestly successful albums and had a minor hit with a cover of “A Love Supreme” before releasing his breakout 1991 album A Dream Fulfilled. It was a marvelous disc that showed Downing not only possessed a fine baritone voice but that he was also was an excellent song stylist, deftly handling such diverse songs as War’s “The World Is A Ghetto” and Paul Davis’s “I Go Crazy” and providing a stunning, definitive version of Angela Bofill’s “I Try.” Both the “I Try” single and the album hit the Urban top 25, and critical acclaim for the disc abounded.
In early 2007, Will contracted a rare muscular disease, Polymyositis, which sidelined him for most of that year. In 2009, fully recovered, Downing worked on Classique, a new album of originals and three cover songs. The disc was released in June 2009 to positive reviews and in 2010, he issued an “audio novel” called Lust, Love and Lies.
Come see & hear one of the best voices in music today.


When: Thursday, June 2, 2011

Time: 7:30pm

Price: $45-$65

Hosted by: Preston Miles V101.9

Location: Knight Theater at Levine Center For The Arts (430 South Tryon St)

For additional information call: 704 372-1000 or http://www.carolinatix.org

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