Born in June 1967 in Frederick, Maryland. Darren was influenced early in his life by the music of Jimmy Martin, Flatt and Scruggs, The Osborne Brothers and The Seldom Scene and like many young players Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Darren started playing Mandolin at age 4 and by age 9 was playing upright bass. He made his first stage appearance at age 11. At age 14 he was playing mandolin, resophonic guitar, Guitar and upright bass. Darren began his professional career with South Central Bluegrass in August of 1988. The band would record 2 projects for The Webco label and the song "I Pressed through the Crowd" would reach number 17 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National charts. In the fall of 1991 Darren became one of Bill Harrell's Virginians. Darren carries many of the lessons he learned from Bill to the stage today. Bill’s approach to entertainment gave Darren much needed knowledge. In the fall of 1991 Darren was asked about coming to work as a member of The Travelers featuring Country Gentlemen Norman Wright and Kevin Church. He knew Norman from The Bluegrass Cardinals and The Country Gentleman. Darren had known Kevin since he was 12 years old. Darren would spend the next 12 years with The Travelers in 3 different stints while continuing to do freelance work with Seldom Scene, Tony Rice and Moondi Klein & Jimmy Gaudreau. In October 2003 Darren decided it was time to head out on his own and The Maryland Line was formed. The band released its first CD "Remembrances" which was nominated for 5 WAMMIE (Washington Area Music Awards). In late 2004 Darren would get to know Nashville great Tom T Hall and his wife Dixie they encouraged Darren and helped with a new recording called " I Love You To The Moon And Back" which Tom T, Dixie and Larry Mcpeake wrote. Songwriters Paul Craft, Donna Hughes, Jimmy Moore, Pete Goble and Chris Walls would also add originals for Darren to sing. "I Love You To The Moon and Back" was released on Tom T and Dixie Hall's Blue Circle Records and it also was nominated for a WAMMIE for bluegrass recording. Of 2005 Darren was honored when asked to fill in for Jamie Dailey as a part of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Little did he realize he would return to work with DL&Q just a few months later. On January 7 2006, Darren would play his first show as a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Darren’s first recording with Doyle Lawson “He Lives in Me” would remain on the gospel charts for a record 148 weeks. " He Lives in Me" climbed the bluegrass and southern gospel charts peaking at number 5 on both charts. It remains the only song in IBMA history to win gospel-recorded event two consecutive years 2006 & 2007. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver would capture its sixth consecutive IBMA vocal group in 2006. Darren’s second recording with DL&Q “More Behind The Picture Than The Wall” brought forth “Sadie’s got her knew Dress On” The song would stay at number one for six months on The Bluegrass Unlimited national charts and the video would be number on CMT’s pure pack twelve. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver would again return to the IBMA awards stage and receive their 7th consecutive Vocal Group of the Year Award in 2007. DL&Q’s third effort with Darren aboard “Help Is On The Way” would be another record setting CD for DL&Q as they would become the first bluegrass band to ever crossover into the Southern Gospel genre and achieve a number one recording. Darren would return to the studio in the fall of 2009 to record DL&Q's “Lonely Street”. “Of all the recordings I did there that's my favorite, I felt like the production was great and the material was top notch” Darren would leave Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver in January of 2009 to form his own group Darren Beachley & Legends of The Potomac with former Seldom Scene alums and heroes Mike Auldridge and Tom Gray. “It was time to move on, there were a lot of band changes within DL&Q going on and I had a vision for the next leg of my musical journey”.The Legend's debut and only recording “Takeoff” would achieve high marks and would reach Number 1 on The Roots Music Report charts and number 11 on the Billboard sales charts as well as being on of the top 15 best-bluegrass recordings of the year. But in the fall of 2010 Mike Auldridge would retire due to his health and the band was at a crossroads. “I wanted to push the band as hard as I could and some of the other guys just weren't up for that”, I was doing this for a living and needed to push harder, And the resistance was tough”. Darren disbanded the Legends and became a partner with ex-Quicksilver alum Barry Scott until the fall of 2011 when Darren decided to quit touring full-time. “ Doing this for a living comes with a price, Your gone away a lot, The money is not the best, I got tired of saving up to go on tour, Also having to deal with people who's vision of where you wanted to go became blurred,Now I can play what I want, When I want”. Darren has 10 Washington Area Music Award nominations, 2 Grammy Nominations, 4 IBMA awards, countless production credits. He is also a much sought after vocalist on other artist projects. Darren is looking forward to the next chapter of his musical life.