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New Album ~ "Unlike the Stars"

Recorded at Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont.

Produced by Will Ackerman, Tom Eaton and Vin Downes


Ranked #2 on ZMR Top 100 Radio Airplay for March 2014.

(In the ZMR Top 20 Feb - June 2014)

Ranked #1 on the UK's One World Music Top 50 Albums for July 2014.


"Unlike the Stars" is on the ballot
for the 57th Grammy Awards in the category
Best New Age Album. 


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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

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. 

~Michael Diamond

Music and Media Focus

I expect Unlike the Stars to be the break-out album for Vin Downes, a great musical storyteller who has no need for words. Very highly recommended!


~Kathy Parsons



Downes' playing manages to mesh obvious technical mastery of his instrument with an uncomplicated and accessible approach to melody. He exhibits an uncommon control of nuance and shading.


~Bill Binkelman

Zone Music Reporter



Vin Downes has created and given to the world, an album that he will remember with fondness for the rest of his life and the fans will love forever, miss this one and you will have missed out on a real gem.

~Steve Sheppard

One World Music