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.
if you email me what you have, i'll correct them for you. howzat?
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 Next question
Danny, I took a workshop with you years ago at Ft. Flagler. I had a brand new Granada reissue (a bit out of my league at the time). You played it to demonstrate something, handed it back and said, "Man, what a banjo." Ha.
Are you programming your drums with a drum machine? Akai or Maschine? Are you using stock drum sounds you find in your DAW or a Synth you might have?
Love the new music. Check out an artist named Nujabes. I think you would really dig it. He's one of the greats of sampling.