"When the Sea Lets Go"" was recorded at Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont, and produced by Grammy Award winning producer and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman, and award winning producer/engineer Tom Eaton.
"When the Sea Lets Go" is a solo guitar album containing ten tracks and featuring guest performances by Tom Eaton and Michael Manring.
Vin Downes’ hypnotic When the Sea Lets Go gently soothes and relaxes with the peaceful ebb and flow of the ocean waves. Proving once again that “less is more,” Downes’ masterful acoustic guitar playing and composing come from the heart and express so much.
Kathy Parsons - MainlyPiano.com
Emotion and creativity meet like graceful ships on a friendly ocean on Vin Downes’ new contemporary solo guitar album, When the Sea Lets Go. Downes finely tuned guitar work combined with his passion for perfection make this a recording that is as timeless as it is thoughtful. The ten highly refined tracks are enjoyable any time or any place, but they all share a unique sense of the introspective voyage.
R. J. Lannan - The Sounding Board
"Musical expression can range from universal themes to reflecting our most personal feelings. The latest release, When the Sea Lets Go, by acoustic guitarist Vin Downes dives deep into his innermost emotional currents. Many people, from David Crosby and Will Ackerman, to literary influences and feelings of gratitude, reflection, compassion, loss, and more find their way into the songwriting of this former heavy metal rocker turned classically trained guitarist. Vin's use of dynamics and sense of space within his compositions takes them to a level that sets an exceptionally high watermark for music in this genre."
Michael Diamond - Music and Media Focus
"Just beautiful...I love your music."
David Crosby - CSN, CSNY, Crosby/Nash, The Byrds, CPR
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