Darrin James “When You’re With Me” – you be you – Americana UK

Darrin James “When You’re With Me” – you be you – Americana UK
Photograph: Doug Coombe

Right here’s some Seventies-style up-tempo and upbeat nation rock from Darrin James.  It bounds alongside at an amazing tempo with Darrin James sincerely conveying a message of equality – “you possibly can all the time simply be your self while you’re with me / … / you might be excellent as you might be – don’t change a factor / I’ll by no means ask you to alter a factor.”  There’s a Lee Hazlewood-esque twist although, as Darrin James displays that the blissful free loving life which he clings to is considerably out of kilter with a world that has suffered a nuclear disaster.

Gruff vocaled Darrin James was born in Kentucky and raised in Metro Detroit, the place he was influenced by blues and Motown radio in addition to traditional rock artists like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Neil Young.  After seeing BB King carry out on the Fox Theater as a younger teen, James dove into studying bluesy types of guitar and keyboards.  He’s principally self-taught as a musician, and he studied literature on the College of Michigan, which he believed would assist his lyric writing.

Certain, I might climb excessive in a tree, or go to Skye on my vacation. I could possibly be blissful. All I really need is the joy of first listening to The Byrds, the amazement of a long time of Dylan’s music, or the joys of seeing a band like The Lengthy Ryders dwell. That is not a lot to ask, is it?

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