Davin James

Davin James
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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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Average Rating : 5              Total Reviews: 17

Davin James  02/06/2010            
tony fernandez
Why is this guy not on every country station in the nation? The lyrics, the music,he is incredible!!!
Davin James  12/09/2008            
Ed Nunez/Joshua Tx
I had a chance to listen to Davin this weekend at the Hill Country Bar in Meridan. A southern blues sound that is played with intense emotion. Our group travels and supports alot of music and Davin and Cletus put a hell of a birthday bash, we will continue to support Davin and the sound that we love to hear.
Davin James  01/03/2007            
DMoney from Conroe
not being a huge fan of country music but loving the southern and folk sound, i couldnt help but to get turned on by Davin's music when he played in Conroe, Texas. His blues riffs and the emotion in his words keeps him out of music catigories and makes him a true musician. dont pass on an opportunity to see him or hear him!
Davin James  12/15/2006            
glane bonham tx
this is the best cd i have heard in years. i would drive from texarkana to el paso to hear him play.
Davin James  07/29/2006            
Well, the first song I heard by this man was Magnolia...seein' how my name is Maggie, you know I fell in love with this artist. What I relly enjoyed about the song was the "get down" harmony at the end
Davin James  06/05/2006            
We had Davin and his band at a private party and we thoroughly enjoyed him---so enthusiastic and heartfelt as an entertainer. His latest, Palmer Lake,is outstanding. You will want to listen to it over and over!
Davin James  12/06/2005            
KK's Pub
This guy is fabulously awesome! We've had him in our place and can't wait to have him back!
Davin James  06/14/2005            
James Tomey
I have been waiting for a LIVE cd of Davin. I have been to many of hius shows and the ENERGY is great. This CD captures it and is on the outside stereo CD changer!!! The blues riffs LIVE are outstanding. It's about time to you live all the time. Get it you will not be sorry.
Davin James  12/24/2004            
Bordello Bob Tumlinson
This guy will amaze you. He is fun and entertaining at every show I have been to. He will take you on a road trip with his songs. I like when he takes me to New Orleans, musically that is, to a house of questionable reputation and lets me see with his voice the kind of ladies doing the kind of things I like to see them do. Yes this boys can drag you throught the swamp and make you smile. As a one man show he kicks ass.
Davin James  10/10/2004            
Wow! I love this CD, it is so smooth. We bought this cd several months ago and we keep putting it back in...playing it over and over. Buy it and love it! You will never take it out.
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