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James Carothers

James Carothers

Apr 15th 2018 @ Cowboy Church

Kennewick, WA
I Was There
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
9:00 AM
Cowboy Church
1500 S Oak St, Kennewick, WA 99337
Columbia River Cowboy Gathering Benton Country Fairgrounds 1500 S Oak St Kennewick, WA Cowboy Church Sunday, April 15, 9 AM Duo w/ Jerry Lee Combs. MIXING TOGETHER TENNESSEE TWANG, SOUTHERN STORYTELLING, AND A BIG, BOOMING BARITONE, JAMES CAROTHERS MAKES THROWBACK COUNTRY MUSIC FOR MODERN TIMES. It's an old-school sound that ignores the trends of contemporary radio. You won't find any bro-country songs here. No Auto Tuned vocals, either. Instead, Carothers dishes up a reminder of country music's golden years — a time filled with fiddle solos, analog production, and slyly simple songs about heartaches and hangovers. His first full-length album, Relapse, available May 5th, 2017, offers plenty of all three. If Relapse bears similarities to classic releases by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, it's because Carothers wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since its opening in 2015, he's performed hundreds of shows at the venue, playing acoustic duo sets throughout the week with loyal sideman Jerry Lee Combs on bass and a weekly Saturday night band show on The George Jones Rooftop. George Jones' own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to do something he’s thankful for and that so many aspiring artists moving to Nashville only dream of doing – make a living playing music. In addition to supporting his young family, performing daily at The George Jones has helped Carothers build a large fan base of fiercely supportive followers — fans who are drawn through the venue’s doors by the booming voice echoing down 2nd Avenue and his spot-on impressions of several of country music’s greatest icons. The gig has also allowed him to sharpen his stage show — not to mention his rare ability to entertain and interact with fans in a way that leaves most people feeling like they’ve made a new friend. Learn more: