Barnes, Danny

DANNY BARNES

  • See also THE BAD LIVERS.
  • From Temple, Texas (between Dallas and Austin). Now lives in Washington State (Seattle/Puget Sound).
  • A banjo virtuoso, he has worked as a sideman with the Dave Matthews Band, Mumford and Sons, Tim O’Brien, Robert Earl Keen and many others.
  • He is is also a licensed pilot, skateboarder, motorcyclist, flyfisher, unicyclist, trap shooter, and disc golfer.
  • 2005, released solo project Get Myself Together (Terminus).
  • 2010, released Pizza Box album (ATO).
  • 2011, released Rocket album (ATO).
  • 2014, played banjo on Robert Earl Keen’s album Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions.
  • 2015, toured with the Jeff Austin Band.
  • 2015, won the Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.
  • 2015, released Got Myself Together album (Eight 30).
  • 2017, released “Stoved Up” album (Wendell), a tribute to Don Stover.
  • 2019, formed a new band called Blind Ricky (playing bluegrass, jazz, blues, rock and other genres of music).