Vin Downes began studying guitar at the age of eleven. His early interests were in electric guitar, but this all changed when he heard the opening notes of David Cullen’s “On the Way” on a Windham Hill Records guitar sampler. He immediately immersed himself in the fingerstyle music of Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges, David Cullen and Leo Kottke. He packed up his electric guitars, bought a 1974 Martin and never looked back.
Greatly influenced by the music of artists on Windham Hill Records in...
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