new record out now! exclamation points!!!!

here's a brand new cd for you. the story goes, ten years ago i put out this record called get myself together. it was kinda my last acoustic type effort heretofore [i launched pretty heavily into my electronic period]. jenni and brian over and Eight 30 records there in austin were fans of that record. actually i have received a fair amount of fan mail in general about it. and they had the idea to revisit those songs in an acoustic way. the label that originally released the cd went out of business and the original cd is out of print. i seen one on eBay for like 40 bucks or some such.

barnes wins the steve martin prize for excellence in banjo and bluegrass

Barnes wins the steve martin excellence in bluegrass award

"this happened to me last week. i was taken by complete surprise. it's really a wonderful thing to be recognized by steve and the board. thank you all very much!"

here is a piece about the prize from steve's site.

here is a piece in the new york times blog

another new album out now!!!!

barnyard electronics coming at you, high and inside on a 3-2 count. this is the second full album of my music to come out this year [it’s mid june] on minner bucket records.

Ambient Works Vol. 1

Danny Barnes - Ambient Works Volume 1

if you have a long drive, or are working in the yard, or writing a computer program, or doing a task like that, this music is designed to pull you along, and perhaps suspend time for you so you can have a space to work, or enjoy yourself or whatever you need.