Danny Barnes

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Danny Barnes w/ Silas Herman @ The Fox

Submitted by Fox Theater on Mon, 03/27/2017 - 7:15 pm

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.

Danny Barnes Releases All Acoustic Homage to Don Stover

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 1:07 pm

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.

Danny Barnes Showcases His Artistic Evolution With New Release

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Sun, 01/17/2016 - 12:27 pm

Banjo player extraordinaire and 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Danny Barnes is described as "one of a kind" and widely acknowledged as "one of the best banjo players in America." Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today.

Danny Barnes Awarded The 2015 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:21 pm

Banjo player extraordinaire Danny Barnes is the 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Described as "one of a kind" and widely acknowledged as "one of the best banjo players in America," Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today.

Jeff Austin | Fayetteville, AR | Review

Submitted by Tyler Eck on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 5:16 am

It had been nearly a year since Jeff Austin took the stage at George’s Majestic Lounge. This time he did so with his very own band and his very own style: electrifying. From the moment The Jeff Austin Band took over a red hot stage from openers, Old Salt Union, the energy never waned. Opening their set with the classic “Raleigh and Spencer” we knew immediately that Austin was there to please the fans.

Jeff Austin Announces 2014 Spring Tour with Danny Barnes

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:37 am

Jeff Austin is on tour this spring with Danny Barnes (banjo and vocals), Eric Thorin (bass and vocals), and Ross Martin (guitar and vocals). They will be touring together throughout the year and also have been in the studio with a number of other friends, heroes and mentors to record an album.The tour loops through the southeast starting in Knoxville before heading over to Atlanta and Greensboro and then landing at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival.

Jeff Austin & The Here and Now Release Free Soundboard Recording

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:22 am

Jeff Austin & The Here and Now (featuring banjoist Danny Barnes and Larry & Jenny Keel) are thrilled to announce the audio release of a soundboard recording of last August’s show at The Elk's Lodge in Troy, OH as part of the Gentleman of the Road Festival. The download is available for FREE at www.JeffAustin.com.Check out Jeff's recap of the show:Late in the evening of August 30th, 2013… or, was it early in the morning of August 31st?

Jeff Austin & The Here and Now Announce Midwest Shows

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 9:20 am

Mandolinist, vocalist and songwriter Jeff Austin is joining forces with The Here and Now, featuring banjoist Danny Barnes and Larry & Jenny Keel on guitar and bass for several shows in the MidWest in early March 2014.The tour kicks off at the Cabooze in Minneapolis, before heading over to Milwaukee to the Miramar and then along to Chicago’s City Winery.

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