Saturday, December 15, 2007

Things I Done Wrong

The first time I heard of Danny Barnes was around ten years ago, when Bill Frisell was working his way into his country/bluegrass period. Bill was taking music lessons from him. "Shit," I thought, "who the fuck gives music lessons to Bill Frisell?" I checked him out. Delusions of Banjeur, the Bad Livers' debut album, remains one of my favorite records of all time. While the Things I Done Wrong video up top shows off more of his banjo chops, Shit Creek from that album has more to do with why I love him. That one's at bottom, performed by his new Seattle band, Danny Barnes and Thee Old Codgers. His bassist Keith Lowe has been around forever working with Wayne Horwitz. Check out Jon Parry's violin moves toward the end.

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