Monday, July 22, 2024

Dara James

Dara James

The Stormy Monday Blues Revue is an interactive performance series that celebrates the power of the blues - past, present, and future.

Experience blues music performed by a wide range of artists in an intimate setting. Each show includes a segment where musicians in the audience will have a chance to join the featured performer on stage for a jam session. Our spotlight performer is Dara James, a Grammy-nominated blues all-star and award-winning songwriter.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Dara James started his professional gigging music career at only 11 years of age playing harmonica for the popular New River Valley-based band, Upland Express. From there, Dara found a popular blues band in Central Virginia known as the Jon Spear Band, where his talent as a quadruple-threat musician became even more apparent as a master of harmonica, vocals, electric guitar, and award-winning songwriting. Dara’s work on the band’s three albums has earned him generous praise. such as Friday Blues Fix calling him, “a blues star in the making…a gifted guitarist, singer, and songwriter,” and Professor Johnny P. calling him “a ‘guitar wizard’ who can easily get an audience up on its feet just by the strength of his playing.” Dara, alongside the Jon Spear Band, has opened for national acts such as Chris Duarte, The Iguanas, Junior Brown, Delbert McClinton, and many others. He has also competed in the 31st, 33rd, and 35th International Blues Challenge. Presently, Dara has recorded another solo project entitled, “Her Light,” in dedication of his late daughter, Everly Margaret Rose, released September 1st, 2021.

His current project, Dara James and the Soul Disciples, features Hammond organ and drums and has been compared to Delvon Lamarr. The trio showcases Dara's award-winning original songwriting mixed with refreshing covers of blues, funk, R&B, and soul.

With only 85 seats, shows at Révéler are intimate and immersive. A romantic venue with exquisite sound and dreamy vibes, Révéler offers a unique selection of cocktails, wines, beers, bubbles, and non-alcoholic beverages. Our kitchen delivers small plates crafted with care.


Be cool // OMP is the place for peace, love, support and kindness. Critique must be requested.

Listen // Be mindful of what other players are doing. Be mindful of dynamics. It's OK to not play - music needs silence, too.

Courage // The good stuff is beyond your comfort zone. Make mistakes. See rule #1.


8:00PM SOLD OUT8:00pm show9:30pm SOLD OUT


$10 advance / $15 day of show

Doors: 7:00pm

Music: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

21+ / 16+ must be accompanied by an adult

General admission. Seats are selected upon arrival and cannot be reserved in advance.


3108 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221