Danny I was once given a CD by a friend of mine in Seattle. I was talking up the Bad Livers and he starts hotting and hollering, "Danny Barnes! Danny Barnes!" And he gives me this CD that featured you and him (Mark Pierce) it was called the Gully Jumpers, Peas and Corn. In my travels I lost the disc. I've asked him and he aint got any copies. I was hoping you might have some of those recordings somewhere.
no sir i don't. mark was in the great punk rock band from seattle zeke, they are one of the greatest bands ever. i had one of them gully jumper cds at one time, but i don't no more and i don't know where to get one. i can't imagine he sold them all but i guess so. fair play to you.
found the Broken Hearted Blues original. You bring a clarity to the lyrics that is beautiful. When I play it, I will be trying to sound like you - and failing.
reckon I should ask a question now: do you still skateboard at all?
Danny, I just wanted to say that those short Banjo lessons you recorded way back when have really got under my skin and inspired me to take my new banjo playing seriously. I'm a very late convert to the banjo from the electric bass and nearly didn't bother because I thought i was too far over the hill. Crazy but true, just hearing you play a 12 bar on the banjo with a forward roll touched my soul and made me think ' I want to do that!' 2 days later and I nearly can. Thank you, thank you.Danny Barnes responded on 02/02/2016