WILL DOWNING

WILL DOWNING

The Soulful sounds of Christmas concert featuring Will Downing and Najee will be in Pittsburgh on November 30.  The concert is part of the “Live from the Hill Series” being presented by the Hill House Association.

In a conversation with the legendary musician, Will Downing, he explained he has been on tour with the incomparable Najee before and was excited for the opportunity this time around.

“We’ve toured many times before, it is good to be back with him, we vibe very well together, he’s a talented artist and it is always good to share the stage with someone who has made a mark in the industry. Pittsburgh is actually the first city on this tour,” Downing said.

The pair just left Dallas, Texas and Downing discussed how things stay fresh for them from audience to audience.  He shared, “Staying fresh is not necessarily a challenge since each audience is different, we may have done some of the same things the previous night in a different city; but it is all brand new to them

He continues, so we treat them like they’ve all come to see us for the first time—plus we push each other to move to the next level. Going into a market like Pittsburgh adds to that excitement—so it seems like we hear something new every night because of the audience response.”

Downing will be spotlighting at the Pittsburgh concert his new release, “Black Pearl,” which is a compilation of 10 songs previously recorded by 10 females.  Downing explained that a memory of Phyllis Hyman brought this project about.

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