Will you be performing with Jeff Austin at Utopiafest as part of Grateful Grass?
no sir that's jeff and those boys. i'll be in a different part of the cosmos.
You spoke of learning at age 46 how to gauge what your true value as a performing musician. What did you learn?Danny Barnes responded on 08/12/2014 Next question
A Question about "Folktronics":
I've heard you talk about the track "Falling Down the Stairs (with a pistol in my hand)" being an integral breakthrough in developing your style and exploring new sonic endeavors. Had you been experimenting with this new form pre-Hogs on the Highway, or did you present the idea to the band and they were hip to you using your feelers to navigate through this new space? Since the form is so ambiguous and there is basically no expectation (or standard) of the end result, do you build most of your tracks as you go and kind of see where you end up, or do you write the song first and embellish/modify afterwards? Furthermore, I also read that you sample "accidental sound" like dogs barking or car doors slamming ... ambient noises incorporated into the track's basic form. How does experimentation with these techniques alter your idea of "perfection" not only with the use of sampling but your banjo playing as well?