Danny Barnes

Er, well okay let's go ! M. barnes, I first discovered your sound in The Willies Bill Frisell album and loved it. Coming from the drums, i've been involved in banjo for about ten years. Playing own stuff and Zappa covers. I first practiced a lot with picks and the rolls but felt kind of "blocked". I then removed the resonator and started to work on the hum-dee-dee clawhammer / frailing technique. A revelation ! I felt connected with Africa, with the guys in Appalaches ! To be fare, i'm not really involved in banjo music, I like rock, punk, funk and contemporary music. I'm really in awe of your work and try to get some inspiration making my own music and keep relieving banjo from the clich├ęs (I must record I know). My question is very down to earth : how do you combine the various hand techniques (besides working hard on it I mean). And second : When do you come to Europe to play gigs ???

Danny Barnes responded on 05/08/2018

man i just woodshed like crazy. i usually go over there very couple of years, but have been mostly domestic us the last four or five years not sure what that's about.

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