Do you consider playing the banjo a hobby or is it more of a job?
it's life. it's how i interface with the world. i make music and i go play shows out in the world and that's how i find out about things. beyond the duality of hobby/job, is just IS. so it's both those things, but primarily it's my tool to make my way through the world i suppose.
Greetings Danny Barnes,
I once saw you at the Blue Moon in Seattle (I think that was the venue) in the late 90s/early 2000s and you had a big guy playing the pedal steel who was amazing.
Can you tell me who that was and how I may find more about him?
Great article on being a sideman! Very funny, too. And a great help for a leader in knowing what he (me) should and shouldn't put up with.