I love your attitude to taping, so few musicians approve of, or encourage, taping. I personally think it is a great way to capture great musicians at their best, and in their natural habitat- instrument in hand playing and singing then and there, with no second takes and enjoying themselves.
i have played many a show where the only person there was a taper. and i've done lots of shows where i traveled a very long way and the only friendly person at the venue was a taper. i feel like i'm on the same team as folks that tape shows. we're all in this together.
While I love your albums I would have to say, in my opinion, there is nothing to compare to seeing you live or seeing "live" videos of you playing, just you and your banjo, its gives your music, by which I mean your playing, singing style and lyrics so much more of a powerful and authentic feel, to me anyway. I was wondering if you would ever think of putting out a "live" solo album, just you and your instrument? I do love your albums but your solo playing is phenomenal.Danny Barnes responded on 01/21/2014 Next question
First, thank you for your Youtube tutorials, and other free (and paid) music at various sources. You are quite generous in an age that does not applaud that quality.
My question -- I have a reasonable knowledge of guitar, but (other than your videos) none of banjo. Why are rolls played with two fingers? I am used to using three fingers to play guitar. Would it be wise to abandon this for banjo?
Thank you -- Howard Gengarelly