bio

Darrin James is a Michigan based singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer and producer.  He has released three critically praised albums of original songs: Thrones of Gold (2006), The Lovely Ugly Truth (2009) and Strange Storm (2016).  In 2018 James released the eponymous debut album of his new instrumental jazz-funk project, Disaster Relief. 


Darrin James was born in Kentucky, raised in Michigan, and spent a decade in Brooklyn, New York, where he honed his songwriting and production craft. His gravelly voice, gritty guitar, and thought-provoking lyrics embrace the full scope of American rock 'n' roll - encompassing blues, folk, rock, soul, funk, country - and increasingly more flavors from around the globe.