Just Plain Darin

Just Plain Darin

 Spokane, Washington, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Take the mood of bluesy funk combine it with the sofistication of jazz and the personality of classic rock and you have this eclectic solo acoustic artist. He sings, writes, plays, improvises and relates to his audience with the deepest of passion.

Biography

Bio
Just Plain Darin™

Just Plain Darin is a singer-songwriter and guitar playing solo artist from Eastern Washington. He has played extensively in and around the Pacific Northwest within a variety of musical contexts. Having a formal education in Commercial Music and Jazz Studies, Darin has conducted seminars, has played and recorded with several jazz and fusion combos, has worked as a studio musician recording commercials for local businesses and has played to crowds of thousands at a time. Darin also fronted the regionally well known rock band, Kidd Robin throughout much of the 90’s. They enjoyed generous radio airplay, won regional “Battle Of The Bands” contests and toured much of the Pacific Northwest, headlining and opening for nationally known groups and artists.
Darin currently plays as an acoustic solo artist performing, and promoting his most recent, full-length solo projects, "Brand New Day" and “Back To The Basics”. The latter, an all acoustic project, has a very bluesy, modern, folk/rock, feel with strong jazz influences. The CDs have gained national distribution through “The Orchard Distribution” and have enjoyed regular-rotation airplay on local and regional radio, as well as college and blues stations across the nation and international airplay in both Russia and Argentina. The newer release, "Brand New Day" is along the same lines stylistically, though with a much bigger sound as it was recorded with Darin's electric band.

Darin’s ability to adapt full arrangements to a single guitar is inspiring. He uses no back up tracks or sequencers. Every thing you hear live is live. However, he uses a state of the art looping device that allows him to play rhythm and lead, melody and harmony parts all at once and incorporating the spontaneous nature of improvisation.

Darin has a warm and appealing stage presence, a gifted sense of humor, and a knack for meaningful interaction with his audience.
He entertains the masses, and connects with the individual.

For booking, call: (509) 484-6438

Lyrics

Here I Am

Written By: Darin Hilderbrand

I never thought I’d see the lights of Nashville
I never thought I’d leave my old hometown
I never though I’d ever do more than play a little coffeehouse
Or lead the Sunday morning worship crowd

I never thought I’d see the Grand Old Opry
Or hear the stories that Ryman’s walls could tell
Look I never thought I’d ever live to see the day I’d play
Anything but rock n roll.
But with the way new country rocks it’s hard to tell.
But there’s a road that leads you to
a life you never dreamed

(Chorus 1)
(So) Here I am I’m gonna take this town by storm
Here I am and for this moment I was born
Here I am and I’m not going away
Here I am and I’m here to stay

I never thought I’d see through all the darkness
I never thought I’d see the light of day
Look I never thought I’d ever live to see the day I turned 21
Let alone the life I have today

I never thought I’d find the path to freedom
I never thought I’d find the road I’m on
I never thought I’d ever escape those reckless wonder years
Yeah by all rights I should be gone
But there’s a road that leads to free the captive life you lead
(Chorus 2)
(So) Here I am I’m gonna take this life by storm
Here I am and for this moment I was born
Here I am and I’m not going away
Here I am and I’m here to stay

(Bridge)
With all the hope and faith that this old town can bring
To everyone who loves to sing
And all pow’r it’s thought to hold to grant your dreams
It doesn’t hold a candle to the One who set me free by saying…

(Chorus 3)
Here I Am I’m gonna take this crown of thorns
Here I Am and for this moment I was born
Here I Am yet now I have to go away
Here I Am but I’ll be back some day.

Discography

Brand New Day - 2006
Back To The Basics - Just Plain Darin 2001
The Inevitable Return Of The Dinosaur Monster Kidd Robin. - 1997 (Lead Vocal and Bass Guitar)

Set List

Set length ranges from just a few tunes to full 3 hour shows with varying mixtures of originals and covers.

COVERS INCLUDE (But not limited to):
AINT NO SUNSHINE
ALRIGHT
AMERICAN PIE
A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
ALBERTA
AND I LOVE HER
AND YOU WILL BE FREE
AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
BAD MOON RISING
BANANA PANCAKES
BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME
BROKEN ROAD
BROWN EYED GIRL
BLACKBIRD
BLACK WATER
BOYS OF SUMMER
CHANGE THE WORLD
CRAZY LOVE
CRAZY ON YOU
CROSSROADS
CRY ME A RIVER
DRIFT AWAY
ELENORE RIGBY
EVEN THE BEST OF FRIENDS
FIND ME
FIRE AND RAIN
FREE
FREERIDE
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE
GOOD RIDDANCE
GREENSLEVES
HEART OF GOLD
HEAVEN
I CANT GET STARTED
I SAW HER STANDIN’ THERE
I WONT BACK DOWN
ICE CREAM MAN
IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE
IT HAD TO BE YOU
IT MIGHT BE GOD
I’M HOOKED ON A FEELING
JUST REMEMBER I LOVE YOU
JUST THE TWO OF US
LADY
LAYLA
LONELY PEOPLE
LONGER
LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
MASQUERADE
MOOD FOR A