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Calendar Pick: Riley Downing

Riley Downing. Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins.

The world-weary voice of Riley Downing is a complex beast, weaving in and out of country landscapes with the confidence of a man who knows what it’s like to live the experiences he sings about. As a member of New Orleans roots group The Deslondes, Downing bares his soul as a songwriter and poet. In Downing’s first solo album, 2021’s Start It Over, Downing delivers his songs in a sturdy package with hints of gospel and Delta blues. Whether he’s playing solo or with a band, Downing always promises a great show.

WHO: Riley Downing, Banditos, Wade Walker
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m.
WHERE: The World Famous
HOW MUCH: Donations encouraged