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"A clever lyricist with a punk-rock past who understands the raw simplicity of a good country tune." — Rolling Stone
Banjo virtuoso Danny Barnes proudly presents his new album Man On Fire, due out March 6. The record was executive produced by Dave Matthews and finds Barnes collaborating with musical legends including Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones on bass and mandolin, Bill Frisell on guitar, Matt Chamberlain on percussion, and Matthews himself on vocals and Wurlitzer. In an interview with Fretboard Journal, Barnes says, "I'm so blessed to have friends like that, super genius guys." He also declares Man On Fire "the best I've ever been at my craft."
Fretboard Journal also debuted Man On Fire‘s first single "Awful Strange,"calling Barnes their "favorite banjo experimentalist/singer-songwriter."
Originally from Texas, Barnes was a founding member of the influential roots-punk band the Bad Livers before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. In 2015, he was awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, hailed as "one of bluegrass music's most distinctive and innovative performers."
"Normally I work by myself," says Barnes. "I've learned to make records pretty quickly on my own over the years, but this time around I wanted to slow things down and open up the process to a circle of friends whose musical input I really value, to collaborate with a small handful of artists I consider to be true masters."
|2. Awful Strange|
|3. Coal Mine|
|5. Hey Man|
|7. Enemy Factory|
|8. The Less That I Know|
|9. Hambone Slide|
|10. It’s Over|
|11. Ballad of Nope|