The James King Band

Bluegrass
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

If a propensity for self-promotion and a mastery of social media are hallmarks of today’s independent artist, then James King is a resolutely 20th century musician. That, along with some personal difficulties and an unstable lineup, has probably played a role in prolonging a seven-year stretch between his albums.  But the Virginia singer, who can move an audience — and himself — to tears with just a few lonesome words, has lately surrounded himself with a solid crew that includes the exuberant John Marquess on bass, sturdy tenor singer/mandolinist Dorse Sears, and fiddler/vocalist Merl Johnson, who produced a strong album of his own not too long ago. The real news, though, is that King has snagged Music City’s most under-utilized banjo genius, Barry Crabtree, who’s both tasteful and blazingly fast, as well as the possessor of a delightfully dry sense of humor. The addition nails things down in a way that’s sure to please newcomers and longtime King fans alike.

—JON WEISBERGER

Fri, Mar 15 | 9:00 PM
The Station Inn
$12
21 and over
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The James King Band

Danville VA  | 



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