Hey Danny. You have been one of the biggest inspirations in my entire musical journey - thank you for being such an original, genuine, cosmic-level musician. There are only a few of you in the galaxy :).
On a more practical note, how do you practice, and how has this changed over time? Do you have a certain framework/routine that you've found to be most helpful?
i just listen to my internal teacher. like if i sit down, there may be some aspect of what i'm doing that i feel like needs work and so i work on that. then i try to develop a concept of how the neck lays out. i try to play in time and make a good tone. i try to learn more about chords and scales and all that. work on my reading. it's all pretty basic really i suppose. depending on the job i have coming up i might be working on that. like right now there's this phrase i cannot play for a job i have and i really need to play it about 3000 times in a row. i think it's really important to be able to hear your own errors so you can correct them.
What do you think about putting a section of lyrics on your website? I am a Brazilian fan who doesn't understand the lyrics just listening. :/
Hi Danny, I was listening to the Austin band on archive last night, and I said to myself 'that low voice sounds a lot like the dude from Bad Livers'. So I look up the name, and here I find you. I knew Jeff had good taste, but having you along is pretty epic. Just wanted to say, when I saw the Bad Livers many years ago, you guys were brilliant, but were missing a maniacal, driven, creative front man that would take it to the next level (you are all those qualities but not to the same extent). I think Jeff might have the pixie dust you seek. May your new band live long and prosper. Knowing that Jeff hooked up with the Bad Livers makes losing Yonder Mountain a little easier to take. If only you could talk the Austin band into needing Mark on tuba. Cheers.Danny Barnes responded on 08/05/2015