“Darren delivers an authentic sound. The music is honest and fresh. When listening to a new artist I’m always trying to find influences, when I can’t I know I’ve heard something original. That to me is what’s special about his body of work.”
- Jared Abrahamson, star of Netflix series Travelers and major motion picture American Animals
"Working as a recording and mixing engineer for over 15 years, its rare for songs to give me chills throughout the entire production process but Darren Crone’s “Somewhere Down the Road Album” did just that. It is incredibly intimate and real, an album not to be missed."
- Grant Howarth, Audiohouse Recording Studio
Writing songs for other artists for most of his career, Darren is excited to enter new territory with the release of his 2018 debut album:
“Somewhere Down the Road”
His vocal style has been described as a mix between Jack Johnson and James Taylor. The album is a folk roots/alt. country blend which is a departure from his earlier writing credits in pop country music. As a solo artist Darren gains inspiration from the sounds he grew up with such as Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, and the Eagles to name a few.
Songwriting for Darren is not just a passion; it is a calling. The heartfelt writing, emotion, and passionate delivery is what people connect to in Darren’s music. Listeners are drawn in to the lyrics which reflect on the joy and pain, love and loss, and experiences of a life well lived.
Currently residing in Calgary, this Flin Flon, Manitoba born and raised artist has continued to develop his talent over the past three decades since writing his first song at the age of twelve years old. He has had the opportunity to write with many up and coming artists, as well as Nashville songwriters with number one hits to their credit including Rob Crosby, Brice Long, Dave Pahanish and Byron Hill.
In addition to cuts on several up and coming artists' albums, Darren's songwriting highlights include:
Song 'Beautiful Crazy Life' featured on CMT's show Big in a Small Town in 2012 and sung by contestant Quentin Reddy who made it to the final two in the competition
Five cuts on Reddy's album, 4 songs released to Canadian country radio (all of which made top 100 on the charts), three videos on rotation with CMT
Winner of the 2014 Cowboy's Calgary Stampede Anthem contest, and
Nominated for the 2015 ACMA Song of the Year with 'Moonlight Ride.'