And so every party needs a soul. And that where Darin Talbot enters the scene.
It all began in 1999 when Darin Talbot’s song “Tweeker Shred Master” from his debut CD “MUSIC FLIGHT” won BEST NEW SONG honors at the first online music festival; this secured Talbot an invitation to hang with Hef, perform at the PLAYBOY MANSION and open for THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA.That same summer Bill Graham Presents tapped Talbot to open on the small stage for THE BEACH BOYS at Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre. In 2001, Darin released “TAHOE BACKCOUNTRY”. This disc aired nationally on Radio Disney, Dr. Demento and on the All Star Radio Network. Talbot was voted Lake Tahoe ACTION’s * BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN * for two consecutive years in a row.
Darin would later release two more CD’s “Big Air” in 2003 and “To be without you” in 2007. In 2006, Warren Miller Films tapped Talbot’s ska version of ‘Tweeker Shred Master’ for use in the ski and snowboard film titled OFF THE GRID. In 2008, Darin released his award winning “AROUND TAHOE” self guided tour that works in real time as one drives around Lake Tahoe www.aroundtahoe.com. It was an instant hit and it was quickly picked up by SONY/KLM Distribution and put in over 2000 stores in North America. He followed this up with the Around Tahoe Skiing and Snowboarding Tour Guide which won the 2010 WARREN MILLER AWARD for modern media coverage of skiing in the U.S. In 2012, Darin is set to release a full length acoustic album and another full production album called “Change” on iTunes.
In 2001 Darin played music through Costa Rica on a tour and fell in love with the easy going lifestyle. It’s easy to do! Darin came again in 2003 on another trip and played more shows. Then in 2011 Darin moved to Costa Rica and performed at the 5 star Springs Resort & Spa in Arenal as the house entertainer. Darin now performs his unique and fun show all over the country full time. Just living the dream! Pura Vida!