my friend matt sircely [a great mandolinist and songwriter] and i jumped in his old car [a honda with about 300,000 miles on it held together with wire and shit] and we did a road trip all the way down to LA and back playing a bunch of shows and sleeping on couches. our friend gary adler recorded one of the shows from the audience on a portable device. we also played on KPIG radio and john interviewed us and let us play on there. we assembled a 60 minute cassette for you to hear. Read more about brand new live cassette out
"Falling Hard's banjo intro is classic Barnes, excelling into what's now known as Barnyard Electronics. A jagged tale of the working class over an Earl Scruggs riff layered with industrial rhythms and Bronx scratching." Bryant Liggett, DJ and GM for KDUR in durango CO. Read more about Bryant Liggett, the GM for KDUR in Durango says this about Falling Hard
we got an email from the PD over at KDUR, one of the great independant radio stations in the country, over in durango colorado, they just played the A side to the new single, falling hard. thank you!!! Read more about kdur in durango plays the new single, falling hard
Vinyl came back – can tapes be next?
Danny Barnes, revered punk rock banjo player for Nineties locals the Bad Livers, loves cassettes. From his now longtime home in Seattle, he gets downright evangelical about his Minner Bucket Records putting out "handmade experimental music" on cassette. Like many who grew up in the Seventies, he was surrounded by tapes.
"My point of reference is a mixtape. I grew up getting 'em, making 'em, trading 'em." Read more about The Return of ... the Cassette
Here is s a video from the recent E-Town performances. On "Overdue," Barnes is joined by Nick Forster (Hot Rize) on bass.