Darren Locke
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Darren Locke

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"Darren Locke at The Annex, 1/16/07"

My friend Darren's a pretty accomplished acoustic singer/songwriter from Detroit. I got a chance to see him live yesterday at the Annex in the Lower East Side and sometimes you forget that your friends can have amazing voices. Very plaintive and pure and airy, and he has this extended tremolo in his phrasing that makes your heart break. If you cross Thom Yorke with Tom Petty and throw in a bit of Win Butler from Arcade Fire, you'd get Darren.
His songs are simultaneously uplifting and lyrically beautiful. Some slow paced and some rambling but all very powerful. He played some songs solo and had an awesome accordionist play with him for the last 3-4 songs, which really complemented his guitar in really interesting ways. I am not giving this review any justice so go now and download one of my favorite songs from Darren: "Carolina." - stereoscope.fm


New album, "Dreamtalking", was released in July of 2009.

The EP, I'm Not Here, was released in June of 2007.

The single, "White Boy" has been getting streaming play on www.satellite11.com and others, "I'm Not Here" has been played on KSVY 91.3 FM. All 6 tracks from the EP are in rotation on satellite11.com



Darren Locke recently moved back to Detroit from New York. Previously he had lived in Detroit for 5 years and has performed in venues all over the city. Darren's music draws inspiration from his immediate surroundings in Detroit, his eclectic background of interests and a personal history that includes homes in England and Saudi Arabia. Look for his EP, I'm Not Here, coming soon.