Through engaging stories and simple, well-crafted songs, Darren Senn is sure to take you someplace.
Since releasing the studio album Detrimental Tendencies in 2018, Senn released two new singles in 2020 : "Gone Are the Days," which harkens back to the simplicity of childhood, and "Winnemucca," another stripped-down gem taking us on a lonely trip to a Nevada desert town to meet an old high school friend. "It's a painting about the human condition. Not the happiest number, but one of my favorites. A long lost buddy and me were both struggling with alcohol and life and decided to meet up in Winnemucca and drink about it."
The two singles anchor Senn's latest album, Nothing Comes From Nowhere, released in March, 2021. "Detrimental Tendencies was a blast and I'm very proud of it," he says. "Now, with Nothing Comes From Nowhere, I get back to my sweet spot, delivering songs I hope will pull your heartstrings with just my voice, guitar and harmonica. Of course, having a musical wizard in Martin Shears producing and offering his skills on multiple instruments, I couldn't resist dressing up a couple tracks with full arrangements that I think help capture their essence very well. I'm so excited to share them with the world."
Senn aspires to carry on, in his own style, the magic of master storyteller songwriters like John Prine, Todd Snider and Townes Van Zandt. "Nothing Comes From Nowhere is the latest chapter in my quest for self-discovery. I have embraced the journey of finding my own true voice, and take great pleasure mining bits and pieces from the legends. That's one of the reasons I chose this title. These guys have helped guide me to the light."
On performing live, Senn has this to say: "I can't wait to play live again. I mostly perform solo. I've always struggled with social anxiety, so it's incredibly gratifying to conquer that; to do a solo show and really connect with an audience. That's my most sacred place. I want us all to go on a little trip somewhere when I get on a stage.”
Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Darren Senn has resided in Stateline, Nevada (Lake Tahoe) for the past 24 years and plans to keep cranking out folk songs and getting back out to play them live when the time is right.