Can you tell me about your fingerpicks? Do put the thumb pick near the knuckle? Do the Index and middle finger picks go in the centre of your fingers or do you turn them slightly? What type you use? i'm looking for something a little more comfortable than what i have..
well them pro-piks or whatever have two bands that can be more comfortable. take you some needle nose pliers and slightly flare up the edges that dig into your fingers. they never feel .....like they don't hurt they kinda dig in to make sure they are on there good, so you kinda gotta live with some of that. i use real simple stuff that you can get in any music store, nothing exotic. it's a matter of: a. shaping b. getting used to wearing them.
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?
Would you ever consider playing at a wedding? Maybe in beautiful Moab, Utah next summer?Danny Barnes responded on 09/03/2014