Known in his travels as "The Dirty Little Picker" Darren Eedens has been relentlessly on the road and steadily recording and releasing for the last four years. A Canadian musician known for his abilities on his home soil, who now makes his home in Cardiff, Wales.
An old soul filled with story telling imagination, Darren Eedens, bends truths, and creates upbeat rhythmic tracks with hauntingly morbid lyrics. With his many influences ranging from the honky tonkin’, folk and bluegrass pickers of the past, he uses his unique and powerful voice to captivate anyone within earshot. With an unmatched live energy, he shares his views on life and more often death, shedding a beautiful light on the tragic tales. Standing on tables belting out words beyond his years, audiences fall silent, only adding the necessary stomp clamps to many of the entirely acoustic pieces. You can catch Darren Eedens playing hard and fast, with his banjo, guitar and mandolin as his weapons of choice, sometimes using his voice as his only instrument. Darren Eedens is gladly endorsed by The Loar, and Blueridge Guitars
It is not uncommon to find Darren belting lyrics out at the top of his lungs, picking more notes per bar than most people can wrap their heads around. He breaks any barriers that one would expect to find when attending a show to see a solo act. His energy is unmatched and from the first note picked literally has the entire audience ready to move and party, yet can bring a crowd right down to an absolute silence while he picks a ballad of love lost.
“On his own he leaves audiences spellbound with his dazzling instrumental skills, startling old-school vocals (Imagine Buddy Holly sitting on a porch in the Appalachians) and tall tales.”