Danny returns to the legendary Mountain Stage in Charleston, WV tonight for a very special performance with good friends Robert Earl Keen, Ray Willie Hubbard, The Sweetback Sisters, and Darell Scott. This show is sold out in advance. Fortunately, however, we will be posting the radio/online broadcast date shortly!
Danny will be returning to Memphis to perform at this year's 22nd Annual Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN on Friday night, February 19th at 10:00 PM. The conference is a 5-day event that draws together the most significant music industry professionals from throughout North America and the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. All Folk Alliance Conference Events will take place at the Memphis' Downtown Marriot and Cook Convention Center, February 17-21, 2010. For more information/ registration/ticket details, visit the Folk Alliance website at www.folkalliance.org
For those of you in Tennessee, Danny will be performing live at noon on Tuesday, February 16th as part of WDVX 'Blue Plate Special' concert series which will be broadcast and webcast live. For those of you who can't make it to the show, you can stream Danny's performance in its entirety live at wdvx.com/webcast. On Thursday, Danny will be performing a solo set in Nashville at Matt's Alley. Tickets are on sale now!
Danny will be joining his good friend Jeff Austin of the Yonder Mountain String Band along with Split Lip Rayfield's Eric Thorin and Wayne Gottstine for a five show mini-tour in Colorado. Tickets on sale now!
3/10 Ft. Collins, CO- Aggie Theatre
3/11 Breckenridge, CO- Three 20 South
3/12 Denver, CO- Bluebird Theatre
3/13 Boulder, CO- Fox Theatre
3/14 Nederland, CO- TBD
Those of you attending the annual South By Southwest Music Conference are in for a treat this year, as Danny will be the host and musical emcee for the Billion's showcase on Friday, March 19th at Antone's, from 8 PM - 1 AM, introducing each act and performing individual sets between each of the artists below:
8:00 pm, Lost in the Trees
9:00 pm, Plants and Animals
10:00 pm, Basia Bulat
11:00 pm, Quasi
12:00 am, Shearwater
1:00 am, Liars
Special thanks to all 100 plus of you who came out for an amazing show of support to see Danny's in-store performance at the legendary Waterloo Records in Austin. For those of you who couldn't be in attendance, click here to see an intimate performance of TSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xNgWpLOAYI
Excerpt: Barnes has a style that's easily described. It's called his own.
Feature from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Texas Platters by Raoul Hernandez
"I don't do dope; I don't drink wine. I likes to play ... It's cheaper that way," croons Bad Livers banjo master Danny Barnes on the title track of his solo debut for Dave Matthews' label, ATO. "Basically it's all elemental: Us Southern boys are sentimental." So much so that Pizza Box dishes "TSA" even more romantic ("my baby's she's working for the TSA"), the now-Pacific Northwester's tart vocals almost as pointillistic as his picking, percussion big and roomy beneath him ("with her hair in a bun, her hand on her gun, we made love with the radio on"). Completing the tender triptych is "Overdue," while "Charlie" evokes the Peanuts gallery of "You're a good man, Charlie Brown" with an equally funny, homespun tale of a part-time speed freak. Pizza Box flies the freak flag all right, adapting truisms into musical stakes à la "Broken Clock," which leans to classic country ("even a broken clock gets right twice a day"). Paddleboat twang in Barnes' hands ("Caveman") makes bluegrass a plantation ramble of trailer-park proportions.
Tune in tomorrow evening (Tuesday, Feb 2) at 9:00 PM to hear an intimate 4 song performance and interview with Meredith Ochs! An encore broadcast can be heard on Thursday, February 4th at 11:00 PM EST.