NEW MUSIC IN THE WORKS....
New digital EP coming summer 2021.
Downloads and TABs will be available here as well.
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something in you remembers
5 Song Digital EP
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Imaginary Road Mastering in Newburyport, MA by award winning engineer Tom Eaton.
Produced by Tom Eaton and Vin Downes.
MP3s and TABs available for download here on Friday July 31, 2020. Click the store tab.
Available on all streaming platforms in late August 2020.
Cover photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen.
good light to go by
11 new compositions for solo guitar produced by Tom Eaton and recorded at
Imaginary Road Studios.
Includes bonus track featuring bassist Mai Leisz and guitarist Kenny Withrow.
Order now by clicking the store tab.
"Vin Downes is a superb musician who has made a wonderful record...stunning and beautiful."
David Crosby - CSN, CSNY, The Byrds, CPR
"Singular Guitarist Vin Downes returns with an exceptional incursion into contemporary music. This 12-track collection called good light to go by diverts the senses into a world where light and sound seamlessly converge. The consequence is an amazing, peaceful refuge of thought provoking, soul-satisfying music."
R J Lannan - www.artisanmusicreviews.com
"Vin Downes' new record is a huge breath of fresh air. Every note he plays is so intentionally placed, so masterfully crafted, and so full of heart. Putting all of those elements in front of the sonic capturing magic of the incredible Tom Eaton at Imaginary Roads Studios and you get this masterpiece. Take the time to really soak in this record it will be with us for the ages."
Trevor Gordon Hall - www.trevorgordonhall.com
"Warm and gently soothing, Vin Downes' magic touch on the guitar strings has never sounded better! Good Light To Go By could be his best album yet!"
Kathy Parsons - www.MainlyPiano.com
“Vin Downes is a brilliant guitarist and a heart-felt composer ...Vin is a consummate player who draws upon a wide range of styles. The marvelous thing is that his musical voice is unique enough and powerful enough to hold these different threads together seamlessly. His abilities as a player create an even broader palate from which to draw in his performances."
~ Will Ackerman
Grammy Award Winning Producer/Founder of Windham Hill Records
"Just beautiful...I love your music. I just love the way you play...really fine touch...
and you swing."
~ David Crosby The Byrds, CSN, CSNY, Crosby/Nash, CPR
While Vin’s guitar playing is impressive and can range from tastefully understated to dazzling, I am equally impressed with his skills as a composer. Vin has a wonderful sense of composition that brims with emotional content.
Music and Media Focus
Vin Downes is a Furch Guitars, Eastman Guitars, and Spohn Guitars Artist
Vin Downes uses K & K Sound Pickup Systems
Vin Downes uses Elixir Strings
Vin Downes uses G7 Capos