New Music

I am currently working on my new CD with engineer Igor Martinez of L-I ProAudio Recording Studio and co-producer Anthony Saint James. I hope to have the project wrapped up by summer's end with a release date in early fall…


PBS Roadtrip Nation Season 7

Four of my songs will be featured in three episodes of season 7 of Roadtrip Nation on PBS. Check out the airtimes and tune in to a fantastic series.


Words Over Us , On Eastern Tack ~ Episode 3


11th Annual American Song Contest

"So She Spins" received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the

11th Annual Great American Song Contest.

"So She Spins" is a wonderfully impressive composition in all major respects. The melodic elements are fresh, emotionally resonant and consistently excellent. Vin Downes…

New CD Now Available!!!

"Skies and Openings" is the first release from acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Vin Downes. It contains eleven original instrumentals with influences of Americana, Blues, Folk and Jazz.  It includes seven solo performances and four songs with guest musicians Lois Carpenter on…