MP3 Davin James - Palmer Lake
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COUNTRY: Country Blues, COUNTRY: Traditional Country
Born: Michael Davin James â Jackson, Mississippi
Musical Talents: Self-taught Guitar Player - Natural Born Singer
Influences: Hank Jr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Merle Haggard
Affiliations: BMI, Command Publishing, LLC
First Performance: Merle Haggardâs âRamblinâ Feverâ
Projects: Recorded 5 Indie CDâs / Bullnettle Records ( Palmer Lake / LIVE / Magnolia / Nowhere Lounge / Making My Mark)
In addition to writing and co-writing 32 of 34 songs on his first three projects, Davin James has contributed songs to other artistâs albums. Davin produced his first three records as well as artist Johnny Wolfeâs debut album, Bad Tonight. Davin also works as a studio musician playing electric and acoustic guitar and singing harmony vocals. Davin made national television appearances on Great American Countryâs Great American Roadhouse.
Guitar Hero Rockzilla Awards (2002)
Song of the Year (Magnolia) Rockzilla Awards (2002)
Song of the Year (Magnolia) Houston Press Awards (2002)
Platinum Award (Red White & Blue) World Fest Film Awards (2003)
Gold Award (Magnolia) World Fest Film Awards (2003)
PALMER LAKE (2006) Bullnettle Records / Davin James Music / BMI
DAVIN JAMES "LIVE" (2005) Bullnettle Records / Davin James Music / BMI
DAVIN JAMES "SELF-TITLED" (2003) Ranger Records
MAGNOLIA (2001) Bulnettle Records / Davin James Music / BMI Title Cut âMagnoliaâ (co-written with Hank Riddle) and âRolling Diceâ (co-written with Mark Fishback) enjoyed time on the Texas Music Chart
NOWHERE LOUNGE (1999) Bulnettle Records / Davin James Music / BMI
MAKING MY MARK (1995) Bulnettle Records / Davin James Music / BMI
âBack in the Swingâ (cut from MAKING MY MARK) Featured in the Miramax Film âHAPPY TEXASâ (1999)
âRolling Diceâ (cut from MAGNOLIA) Featured on TEXAS TO THE BONE -- Volume I (2002) A Freefalls Entertainment Production
âDream Girlâ (cut from MAGNOLIA) Featured on âOPEN DOORSâ compilation CD (2002)
âMardi Gras Mammaâ (cut from ) Featured on made for television dating game show - ELIMIDATE (2001)
âNawlins Nightâ (cut from) Featured on made for television dating game show - ELIMIDATE (2001)
âGuadalupe Daysâ (cut from MAKING MY MARK) Featured on Gary P. Nunn album ROAD TRIP (1996)
âIf You Had A Mind Toâ (cut from MAKING MY MARK) Featured on Gary P. Nunn album ROAD TRIP (1996)
âSiesta Sundayâ (cut from MAKING MY MARK) Featured on Gary P. Nunn album ROAD TRIP (1996)
âBack In The Swing of Thingsâ (cut from MAKING MY MARK) Featured on Gary P. Nunn album ROAD TRIP (1996)
âI Come A Long Wayâ Featured on Gary P. Nunn album UNDER MY HAT (1998)
Davin James honors his heritage, and it reflects with pride in his music. Respectfully traditional, Davin embraces country music with emotion. The son of a riverbank singer and campfire guitar picker, this Mississippi-born artist follows his heart to perform the country music from which he was raised in those rugged backwoods.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Davin spent his youth in Louisiana and Arkansas, later growing up in Southeast Texas. When James was just knee-high his father would take him on overnight hunting and fishing trips. At the close of the day, under a blanket of stars, next to a crackling fire, they'd sit. It was here, surrounded by the peace and solitude of primal nature, his father would play the guitar and sing songs from early country radio. Those outings made a lasting impression on Davin, and he absorbed the music that surrounded him. By twelve, Davin had picked up the guitar and had seriously begun to play the instrument himself.
James was deeply influenced by this father, who passed along his love for the rich music and heritage of the South. Davin's passion for making music also came through other influences such as Merle Haggard, George Jones and Bob Wills. The Southern Rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd offered up inspirational playing for James, but his world stopped when he heard Hank Williams, Jr's "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound." "He put all that stuff together..." Davin shares, "...Hardcore Honky-tonk, Blues, Gospel, Southern Rock." Like Hank, Davin is unwilling to confine himself to a 'box'. With echoes of the greats of Southern Country, Rock and Blues in his heart, he puts his unique stamp on the rich combination of the musical sounds that originate from Dixie and the Lonestar State.
As a high school freshman, Davin launched his musical career when he joined a band with some school pals from the Future Farmers of America Organization. Since then, he's become an accomplished musician, songwriter, vocalist and entertainer. He's demonstrated his talents in the studio not only as a musician but also as a producer recording a number of independent projects. Elevating his mainstay as a singer-songwriter, Davin became a BMI writer. He recorded and released three independent CD's under his Bullnettle Records logo (Magnolia/Nowhere Lounge/Making My Mark) enjoying collective sales of over 10,000 units.
Davin James is larger than life, but even Big Dav can't contain the music that explodes when he steps up to the microphone and slings his guitar. He's pure showmanship through and through. Davin figures, "there's no point in getting up on stage if you're not willing to strut your stuff." Davin describes himself as an "unconventional" traditional country music artist whose drive is to be "genuine and honest with the music." He describes his live performance as a spontaneious show that interactively captures and embraces the audience. His powerhouse vocals are tailor-made to perform music that stretches from soulful Gulf Coast Blues to electrifying Southern Rock to deep Hard Roots Country. Davin tops it off with a performance that grabs the audience and never lets go. He's an entertainer right down to the tips of his colorful flashy handmade boots.
Davin James' personal brand of Southern Country Music has been honed by a lifetime of dedication that is now enabling him to expand his national reputation as an authentic Country Music artist. He has a confidence in who he is as a singer/songwriter/performer. He's made his own sound. He is what he writes about...and the next generation of Southern Country Rock is awaiting his emergence.
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