Darrin James Band
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With Special Guest: Scotty Karate and Gregory Stovetop
February 22 @ 8:00 pm $25
Darrin James was born in Kentucky, was raised in metro Detroit, and spent a formative decade in New York City before returning to Michigan in 2010. His musical style is as varied as his background, drawing on his love of the blues and folk music of the South, the Motown soul and classic rock and roll rawness of Detroit, and the eclecticism and immediacy of Brooklyn, where he released his 2006 debut album, “Thrones of Gold.” Back in Ann Arbor, he’s produced recordings by all kinds of musicians and taken a political turn with his songwriting. “The man’s got Joe Henry versatility, a crackerjack studio band, and a great sense of craft … from a Lovett/Waits blues into a John Prine diatribe, then rocketing off with an Elvis Costello pop gem,” enthuses TimeOut NY. Darrin James comes to The Ark with his brand new album, “See Right Through.” This compelling collection delves into the complexities of love and loss, offering a deeply personal exploration through a range of musical genres.