“For as long as he can remember, Winn has been drawn to the raw beauty of the acoustic approach. “I think that’s who I am. I always go for a more inward feel,” he says. His new track, “Should Have Been Bold,” is a workable example. Dominated by a lush chordal attack on his Taylor acoustic six-string, Winn maneuvers through a stripped-down neo-doo-wop number that seems to allow the bass and drums into the mix only as an afterthought. But this album is no folkie’s paradise: The opening song “Brown Eyes” is a Stax/Volt blast-off with passionate vocals and pointillistic jabs from a Hammond B3 organ, the gospel sounds swelling into pure soul music. . Winn’s roots are as wide and varied as the music on his latest disc, and it shows in the range of his songwriting. From Motown to The Cure to The Smiths and beyond, his influences can be as eclectic as they are noticeable. And a cursory glance at the lyrics suggests this is one dude who has seen it all. ”
“30 second Critic A- First Coast native Ace Winn's new CD 3127 brings to life the sweet sounds of the south, with his soulful guitar and smooth vocals. The album features 10 original songs about everyday experiences of love and heartbreak. Influenced by Sting, Winns melodies are reminiscent of John Mayer's he has shared the stage with Kirk Franklin and the Newsboys and regularly plays small Jacksonville venues like the Melting Pot. Be on the lookout for an album release party this month for 3127, whis is available at cdbaby.com. A-”
“In coffeehouses and clubs throughout the state of Florida, Ace Winn has been entertaining listeners with his inventive sub-genre of eclectic reggae music for more than 10 years. And if you have had the privilege of listening to this great talent’s music that comes from an all around good person, you would remember it. Starting out in the 1980s as front man for the psychedelic-funk rock band Piewackit, Winn evolved into his solo career that consists of observant lyrics and full acoustic sounds. “The basics. An acoustic guitar, naked lyrics and a voice that climbs the scales in magnificent style,” describes The Florida Times-Union. “Nothing shy about it, stretching syllables out as if each word is being torn from him.” A guitar in the hands of Ace Winn seems to be transformed from a simple wooden structure with strings into a devise that resonates precisely choreographed notes throughout a crowd.”
"The basics. An acoustic guitar, naked lyrics and a voice that climbs the scales in magnificent style, nothing shy about it, stretching syllables out as if each word is being torn from him".
“Great, Fantastic, where have I been all this time? Vocalist Ace sings with all the tremolo of beauty and power.”
" Winn brings a stage presence to the mix that can't be easily found. He's not the least bit shy in front of a microphone."
" My family and I visited Sliders for the first time in several months to celebrate a new arrival to the island....we camped out for the long haul after hearing Ace Winn sing. He was amazing tonight. We stayed after dinner, drinking bottles of wine and beers just to hear him sing."
"This local musician draws from his experiences as a musician who was raised in the South, and his music captures the intricacies of everyday life. By writing and producing all of his own music, Winn stays true to what he believes in"