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
well i appreciate your listening and reaching out and saying something nice. for me, i don't have a motivation to record an album with a jazz parameter. i'm not even really sure how or why or anything along those lines. i try to use things i've learned from listening to those records in all my work. but i don't think i would do a good job of making a record with that genre title. it's nice of you to say something positive though and i appreciate that.
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
Have you played in Europe much? Any plans to come play this side of the pond in the near future?Danny Barnes responded on 08/26/2013