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Coming Soon! The Banjo According to Danny Barnes

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The roots music iconoclast reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, tone, rhythm, and more. Sign up for updates here.

by Dan Gabel
June 01, 2018

We're thrilled to announce that The Banjo According to Danny Barnes will be launching in just a few weeks on Peghead Nation. In this new course, roots music iconoclast Danny Barnes reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, reading music, getting a good sound out of the banjo, rhythm and timing, and more. Sign up below for updates on the launch of Danny’s course.

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and genre-bending artists in contemporary roots music, Danny Barnes’ musical interests are varied and adventurous, and he incorporates that versatility into his progressive approach to the banjo. Although he demonstrates an appreciation for the history of the bluegrass, country, and folk music from which the banjo’s reputation was born, his inventive take on the instrument is what truly separates him from his contemporaries.

Danny has come to redefine the banjo's perceived image in an eclectic career for which genre definitions have merely been a polite suggestion. From his early days as the driving force behind the impressive Austin Texas–based Bad Livers through a prolific solo career, Danny has always listened to his proudly offbeat inner voice.

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Comments and Discussion

Posted by Karl Webb on
Great news Danny that you are posting lessons on Peghead Nation - really looking forward to seeing the course.
Best wishes, Karl Webb - Canberra Australia
Still looking forward to your 1st Downunder Tour hopefully one day ! :)
Posted by Jeff Mosgrove on
I love all that you do and play Mr Barnes. Thank you for making the world a brighter and better place!
Posted by Chris Piner on
I shared this along with your first 5 part series on YouTube. Thanks so much for your time, and I look forward to the new s8
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