× Riley Downing tours Europe in November with his album "Start It Over"

Riley Downing tours Europe in November with his album "Start It Over"


You may know Riley Downing from his work with acclaimed New Orleans combo the Deslondes, or perhaps from his similarly rootsy and wide-ranging catalog of songs with the Tumbleweeds – indeed, the Missouri-based singer-songwriter’s ability to set gripping, evocative narratives within soundscapes that weave together country, blues, folk, r&b, bluegrass, rock, soul and whatever else catches his ear is something that, once you hear it, is hard to shake free from. Same goes for that voice – deep, dusty and drawling, it’s an instrument that can stop you in your tracks with its character and expressiveness, as well as through Downing’s knack for laying out complex emotions in plainspoken, direct language.

For Downing, it all stems from an organic and intuitive approach to songwriting and playing. “I just try to write and sing about life as I live it,” he says simply. All those little bits of life are on full display on ​Start It Over​, his first-ever solo album. It's with this album he'll tour Europe in November:

04/11: Dresden, DE - Sound of Bronkow 
05/11: Groningen, NL - Take Root
06/11: Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
09/11: Glasgow, UK - Audio
10/11: Newcastle, UK - Gosforth Civic Theatre
11/11: Thame, UK -  Listening Room
12/11: Nottingham, UK - The Chapel at the Angel Microbrewery
14/11: London, UK - West Hampstead Arts Club
17/11: München, DE - Vintage Pub
18/11: Schaffhausen, CH - Tap Tab Musikraum
19/11: Atlandsberg, DE - Buchholz Saloon
20/11: Norderstedt, DE - Music Star
21/11: Gothenburg, SWE - Pustervik
23/11: Oslo, NO - Belleville
24/11: Stockholm, SWE - Bar Brooklyn
25/11: Höganäs, SWE - Garage Bar
26/11: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache


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