Hi Danny, when are you coming to the Bay Area?
You should come out and jam with Bill Evans at the Kensington Circus Pub!! Please let me know if you come to California would definitely come out and support!
i appreciate your reaching out to say something positive. i can't really invite you personally but the information isn't hidden, it'll be on an email blast going out before the tour, and you can also peek at my gig page etc. it's like the old days.
Er, well okay let's go ! M. barnes, I first discovered your sound in The Willies Bill Frisell album and loved it. Coming from the drums, i've been involved in banjo for about ten years. Playing own stuff and Zappa covers. I first practiced a lot with picks and the rolls but felt kind of "blocked". I then removed the resonator and started to work on the hum-dee-dee clawhammer / frailing technique. A revelation ! I felt connected with Africa, with the guys in Appalaches ! To be fare, i'm not really involved in banjo music, I like rock, punk, funk and contemporary music. I'm really in awe of your work and try to get some inspiration making my own music and keep relieving banjo from the clichés (I must record I know). My question is very down to earth : how do you combine the various hand techniques (besides working hard on it I mean). And second : When do you come to Europe to play gigs ???
man i just woodshed like crazy. i usually go over there very couple of years, but have been mostly domestic us the last four or five years not sure what that's about.
Have you ever wanted to reconcile all your different aspects and influences (bluegrass, rock, minimal/ambient, hip-hop) in a single project?
Would it be possible? Would it be desirable?
I know a man can like steak and cheesecake; doesn't mean he wants a steak cheesecake...
well, that's what i'm trying to do. right now i'm tryna do that by just standing there and playing the banjo into a mic so it's not overtly for the ADHD demographic so to speak, it takes a little focus maybe. good question.
i'll look i don't think i do. maybe just my copy of it shucks.
man i'm not making them right now but i probably will again. they would show up on my etsy store here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/isotope709?ref...
well i don't have anything quite in the works at the moment i have played all over there. if you want you can watch my gig page. typically when i do a tour an email blast goes out, so if i get over there, you'll see it, you just have to kindly watch. like the old days.
i think that was a 70's rb 250 it's not a good year but i have it set up pretty good. that's really nice of you to notice that. i'm really proud to be on that record. bill is a master.
pumpkin seed hemp milk.
1/2 cup soaked pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 tsp pink salt
1 fresh medjool date
small slice of jalapeño
dash of vanilla
about 5 cups of filtered water.
whoop it up in the blender, then strain it.
oh man that is so cool of you to say that. i enjoyed playing there with david and samson, we were helping out ol' pete rowan he was under the weather so we picked in his stead. much love to you.
yes at delfest. i'm so glad you enjoyed our music. dawg is my good friend and teacher.