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.
hey man that's cool. i'm glad you found use out of those. if you just mess with it long enough something will happen. that's pretty much guaranteed.
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.Danny Barnes responded on 01/25/2016 Next question
Congratulations on the Steve Martin Award. Two of my favorite banjo players (and performers in general ) of all time come together in this. I equate the ol' Saxon Pub days to those first listens to Steve Martin's Comedy albums. Mind blowing. Thank you also for the online lessons. They found me in a dark holler of stonewall with my own abilities, and showed me the way out. I was a fixture at those Saxon shows and I think of them every time I drive past there. I have a request. I have been trying for years to play some stuff from those days and I cannot for the life of me get the lyrics right for "Where They Do Not Know My Name". ( I have lost the cover for my Livers CD). I have not seen them anywhere on the old time sites, so I have been assuming they are all yours. Is there a place I could find them? Thanks for the new music and for championing the cassette.