A few questions to ponder in your free time. Do you remember what you were thinking as you were waiting back stage or walking out on stage for the first time at The Gorge? I got a chance to stand where a stage would be during the off season while they were transitioning to the stage they have now. Looking at the hill empty was pretty impressive. Also, what has been your favorite place to play and why?
I hope you enjoy your time in Evansville this Friday and all over Indiana for that matter. I hope you can make it back this way more often in the future. Most of your shows I caught were in Washington and Oregon, and was never disappointed. I'm really looking forward to seeing you in my hometown here in Evansville, IN.
Thanks for what you do!
Roy N Bayne
well i seem to remember thinking "i hope these folks are okay with me coming out here. i'm not famous or big and i'm certain they don't know me or my work, i hope they are okay with me coming out there. maybe they'll think it's okay and get a kick out out of it. i hope i don't disappoint anyone."
my favorite place to play is anywhere where i can get all my pitches going. sometimes i have the fastball but not the curve or something, and i have to work with that. [i'm speaking metaphorically of course.] it doesn't really matter the venue. if i can play good, i'm feeling good and i like it. i've played on the street and i've played at the hollywood bowl. and if i can't get my music together, i'm not having a good time no matter where it is. my whole thing is to just try and play good. i like playing where there isn't a "trip."i generally like a smaller type venue that has different kinds of music.
thank you for listening to my work.
Hey Barnes, You get around a bit. Do you think there is such as thing as 'local' or regional music/musical styles? I'm pretty sure there used to be, even your current region got 'Grunge' semi-recently. But with the advent of mass produced sheet music, then records, radio, cassettes, cd, internet, cassettes (again!!!) the Global seems to have pushed aside the Local. Still, there are local or community musicians but is what any of them play ever a local genre or style of music? I didn't make any sense did I? Thanks!!Danny Barnes responded on 07/29/2013 Next question
First time I saw you live, I was not expecting to see you. I went to the Green Frog in Bellingham, WA to see "The Way Backs" and walked in on you playing your second song of the night (I think). I already had a couple of your albums, but did not know you were opening. You blew me away with a Thelonius Monk tune shortly after I got there, and I have been wondering ever since if you would do a jazz album. Monk on Banjo seems to fit in with all the electronic, wonderfully weird stuff that you do. I'd love to hear an eclectic album of your take on stuff like Monk, Ornette Coleman, Hancock, Brubeck (maybe turk), maybe throw in some good modern stuff too. Just a thought....
No matter what you do, just keep doing it. Love your stuff