Darren Hincks was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and grew up with a back yard that looked out on The Grand Tetons, lush meadows, and cool, mountain streams. He lived wild and free in those days and, in fact, his original songs demonstrate that he still retains a wild and free spirit. Darren was raised like most country boys; up early in the morning to milk the cows, feed the livestock, and clean the stalls. Morning chores blended into the daytime work of cutting, bailing, or hauling hay, moving sprinkler pipe for irrigation, fixing fence, or whatever needed to be done. When evening came, it was time to do his chores again. “It was a lot of work and a lot of hours, but looking back, it was a lot of fun,” says Darren.
Anyone raised around ranchers and farmers knows the meaning of manual labor. And, as Darren got a little older, he found a job “digging in the dirt.” With shovel in hand, he went to work. This led to the start his own construction company where he worked from dawn till dusk six days a week to build his business. As Darren says, “I still dig in the dirt but instead of a shovel, I use my Trac-hoe.” Aside from commandeering a successful construction company, Darren has also owned restaurants and a night club.
Darren Hincks’ hard-working background is the key to his inspired songwriting talent. As Darren explains, “When I was ten years old, my Dad bought me a guitar and taught me a few chords. After a while, I got to where I could play music pretty well. The music allowed me to dream of a life I thought I might never have, and to dream of places I thought I might never see. When you come from a life of hard work, you learn how to dream.”
The songs that Darren Hincks’ composes are bits and pieces of the life of a hard-working dreamer. His songs are ones that the common man, and woman, can relate to…songs about hopes and dreams, love and heartache.