“The label ‘true original’ gets bandied about too often these days, but Danny Barnes deserves it.” – PASTE MAGAZINE
“An eclecticism that’s nothing less than endearing and simultaneously visionary.” – ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“One of the most wildly inventive musicians on the planet” – AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN
“Danny Barnes’ ‘Pizza Box’ is my favorite new music, my favorite rock record and my favorite country record.” – DAVE MATTHEWS
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and genre-bending artists of his craft, Barnes’ musical interests are both varied and adventurous, and he incorporates that versatility into a progressive approach to an instrument that is musically polarizing and steeped in tradition. 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 is what truly separates him from his contemporaries – using the banjo as his ‘weapon of choice’ to play nontraditional music like rock, fusion, and jazz with electronic percussion and loop elements.
“I tell you, to be 47 years old and to be doing what I’m doing, and to feel like you’ve got the best record you’ve ever made by leaps and bound…boy, it’s really exciting!” Barnes says with that trademark zeal and energy that keep his music so consistently fresh and compelling.