"Over the course of the six cuts on his debut EP The Wilderness Below singer / songwriter Vincent James [now "Run the Willow"] creates a beautiful, at times haunting, atmospheric folk sound that does an excellent job of showcasing his rich, warm, soulful vocals, well-crafted songwriting and strong lyrics with the theme of nature and the outdoors reoccurring throughout them. The tone for the disc is set with the opener "When The Trees Stand Paper Thin", a captivating laid-back tune that starts off simply with guitar and vocals and then some sparse percussion added to the mix about halfway through to great effect. Next up are "Winter's Hand" and "Put To Rest" a couple of beautiful tracks, that do a great job of showcasing his ability to create an atmosphere within his songs. "Sunshine Days and Foggy Night" is the first of 2 cuts featuring the captivating harmonies of Macy Keefer. It's a standout cut that starts slow and builds and builds throughout the course of the song adding percussion and tambourine along with Keefer's vocals before reaching it's powerful finale. "When The Morning Comes" is a charming, very hypnotic cut highlighted by his emotional vocal performance and superb guitar work. Closing out the EP is "The Dawn", an extremely infectious upbeat track which is largely a duet with Keefer that starts simply and then picks up towards the middle with the addition of banjo, violin and drums building to a celebratory climax making for a fitting end to the EP." - Geoff Melton, The Music Korner
All music and lyrics written by Vince Bruinsma
Recorded and Mixed by David Melchior Sheads at Little Round Top Studio
Mastered by Working Man's Productions
Album Art by Kaili Doud
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