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Bombs Away

by Darrin James

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Darrin James' newest release is a "concept single," which drives a potent anti-war message with a hard hitting Afro-beat style funk, provocative lyrics, Fela Kuti style "call and response" singing, and a smoking horn section. The B-Side, "Covert Mission Anthem" is an instrumental soundtrack to a bombing, which starts out with a pretty, but haunting melody that transitions into a blues fusion jam that echoes of Jimi Hendrix or Charles Mingus.


released March 11, 2014

Produced by Darrin James
Music and Lyrics by Darrin James
Darrin James: Guitars, Keys, Vocals
David Johnsen: Bass
Dan Piccolo: Drums and Percussion on "Bombs Away"
Phil Kester: Drums on "Covert Mission Anthem"
Dan Bennett: Bari and Tenor Sax
Tim Haldeman: Tenor Sax
Ingrid Racine: Trumpet on "Bombs Away"
Ross Huff: Trumpet on "Covert Mission Anthem"
Heather Schwartz: Backing Vocals
Brittany Willis: Backing Vocals

Recorded by Darrin James
Mixed and Mastered by Hernan Santiago at La Sala Studio and Metaphonic Sound, NYC
(c) 2014 Darrin James
(p) 2014 Bridge Street Music, All Rights Reserved



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Darrin James Band Ann Arbor, Michigan

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. ... more

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