Trinity James and Big Bad
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Trinity James and Big Bad

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Save This Town - EP 2009



Trinity James sings, writes and plays with the raw passion that is the essence of American rock music. With his band Big Bad, he takes the Springsteen-Mellencamp-Earle tradition to the next level, into an era of harder times with disarmingly honest songs riding on a heavier, guitar-based sound.

Trinity James’s connection to the American experience is real. His parents were still teenagers when he was born, and he watched his dad put dreams aside and take nine-to-five jobs to take care of his family. Early on while Trinity was growing up and absorbing the every move of his hero’s who he saw on the MTV, his father introduced him to the music of his generation by playing the rock records of – Springsteen, Cheap Trick, early Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Cougar.

By the time James was 16, he was playing in local clubs in his home town of Madison, Wisconsin. From the beginning he was doing his own songs, inspired by classic rockers and seasoned with the heavier hand of second-wavers like the Ramones and Patti Smith. To balance the dark side of the working man’s life, he looked to the music of John Lennon and U2 for a sense of hope.

The result is a collection of songs on his indie CD that capture the spirit of life in America – a spirit of hope and determination when the odds seem unbeatable. “Keep On,” one of James’s earliest writing efforts, expresses his unwillingness to give up in situations like “Fight Tonight,” where “there ain’t no heroes gonna see it through.” He sings of burning hearts, dying dreams and “the dark place in my head” in “Beds on Fire.” He is blunt and honest in “Daddy Walked” about the pain and the consequences of a father leaving. A solo performance – just James and a slide guitar – underscores the troubled thoughts of “Easier to Believe.” But where others would sink into bitterness and resignation, James finds that “love is the only thing left” that can “Save This Town.”

The force of James’s hard-hitting lyrics is matched by the powerful, guitar-heavy, East Coast sound of his band, Big Bad. Whether he’s headlining at a nightclub or opening concerts for rock icons Bon Jovi and Nashville’s renegade Muzik Mafia (featuring Big and Rich), Trinity James is delivering passionate, honest rock music with a ring of truth that America needs to hear