Darius has been on MTV, performed on major stages with iconic acts, been lauded by music critics, and even played on a classic rock album. These days, he sometimes plays solo at local clubs. And when he does, it's lots of fun, because he knows American roots music, trawling through unique versions of blues, country, folk, and rock songs. He can also bring along two different bands, depending on what the gig requires.
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Darius has released six CDs. He’s performed at New York’s CBGB and Bitter End, L.A.’s Whiskey and Roxy, and Austin’s Continental Club. He and his bands have played on bills with Don McLean, Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos, Dr John, Guy Clark, and many others. He also played sitar on Warren Zevon’s classic song "Bad Karma.” His 2012 CD The Coyote Cantos was nominated for a San Diego Music Award. He also plays in the band the Sham Saints.
Darius is also a published poet, and his lyrics stand at the center of each of his own songs. In the end, his work is a stew of cosmic Americana, what the L.A. Reader once called a “cornucopia of bright, lyrical wit and intelligently crafted songs.”
“If it weren’t for the fact that he’s [several albums] into a career, I’m sure there’d be a call to label him the next Bob Dylan.” — Leicester Bangs Music Blog
A “master of the lyrical craft” – Frank Kocher, SD Troubadour
“Darius was a postmodern eclectic long before it was cool.” – Jay Allen Sanford, San Diego Reader
Darius spent years living and performing in Los Angeles and Europe. His CDs received radio airplay in numerous American music markets. The video for his song "White Boy Raving" aired on MTV and other music video shows. It also made Billboard Magazine's Top Twenty Video List.
In his early years, his band Darius and the Magnets was part of the so-called “Paisley Underground” scene. Their videos aired on MTV and one of their songs appeared on KGB Radio’s San Diego Homegrown Album.
Darius' daughters Cleopatra and Cordelia are also singer-songwriters.