“Bonnie Raitt, move over! There’s a new(er) blues belter in town. And she’s easy on the ears. New Orleans singer-songwriter Johnette Downing has a velvet set of pipes…
— Education.com

 

Credentials
 

Music

  • 2017 Louisiana Writer Award

  • 59th Grammy Award Participant Certificate

  • 2017 Literacy Promotion Award for Outstanding Service of a Member, Daughters of the American Revolution

  • 2016 Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh Represented the State of Louisiana at the National Book Festival

  • 2013 ASCAP Plus Award

  • 2013 Best of the Year Family Review Center Award

  • 2013 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award

  • 2013 Gold Family Review Center Award

  • 2011 Parents’ Choice Silver Honors Award

  • 2008 Parents’ Choice Award

  • Selected as one of the Women of the Year by New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine!

  • 2007 National Parenting Publications Award

  • 2007 Parents’ Choice Award

  • 2007 iParenting Media Award

  • 2007 Imagination Award for Imagination and Vision

  • SouthernArtistry Registry

  • 2005 Parents’ Choice Award

  • 2005 National Parenting Publications Award

  • 2005 Family Review Center Award

  • 2005 iParenting Media Award

  • 2005 Family Choice Award

  • 2003 Parent’s Guide To Children’s Media Award

  • 2003 iParenting Media Award

  • 2003 Honors National Parenting Publications Award

  • (The Second Line) Best of 2003 by Nick, Jr. Magazine

  • 2002 Honors National Parenting Publications Award

  • 2002 Recommended Parents’ Choice Award

  • 2001 Recommended Parents’ Choice Award

  • 2001 Parents’ Guide To Children’s Media Award

  • 1999 Silver Parents’ Choice Award

  • Who’s Who of American Women

  • Louisiana Touring Directory

  • Louisiana Artist Roster

  • Forty Under Forty, Gambit Weekly Magazine

  • Thirty People To Watch In 2000, New Orleans Magazine

  • Haiku International Association Honorable Mention Award

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Southern Louisiana University, 1984

Books

  • Mumbo Jumbo, Stay Out of the Gumbo, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Jennifer Lindsley. Published by Pelican Publishing, 2017.

  • Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Heather Stanley. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2016.

  • Today is Monday in Louisiana (Board Book Version) written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair Thomas. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2016.

  • Down in Mississippi, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Katherine Zecca. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2016.

  • Ten Gators in the Bed, board book written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by River Road Press, 2015.

  • Bugs on the Rug, board book written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by River Road Press, 2015.

  • Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Julia Marshall. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2015.

  • The Fifolet, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Jennifer Lindsley. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, January 2015.

  • Macarooned on a Dessert Island, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Christina Wald. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2014.

  • How to Dress a Po’Boy, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2013.

  • Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Christina Wald, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2012.

  • Today is Monday in Kentucky, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2012.

  • Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Bethanne Hill, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2011.

  • Amazon Alphabet, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2011.

  • Today is Monday In New York, written by Johnette Downing and Illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2011.

  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2010.

  • Today is Monday in Texas, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2010.

  • Why The Crawfish Lives in the Mud, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2009.

  • Chef Creole, by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, LA, 2008

  • My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, LA, 2008

  • Down in Louisiana, by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, LA, 2007

  • Today is Monday in Louisiana, by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Published by Pelican Publishing, LA, 2006

  • Katrina-ku –Storm Poems, by New Orleans Haiku Society and illustrated by Angelica Chiara Gallo, Contributing poet – Johnette Downing. Published by Magnolia2 Press, MS, 2006

  • A Squirrel Jumped Out of the Tree, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing, published by Colonial Press, AL, 1990 (Out of print)