Watch: Danny Barnes & Arlo the Music Critic

February 2019


How to describe musician Danny Barnes? He’s a banjo virtuoso, former frontman of the Bad Livers, DIY music proponent and occasional collaborator with Bill Frisell (and even Dave Matthews). He’s an imposing character – like Nels Cline, he looms tall and is capable of making tremendously loud, sometimes aggressive music that can be a little scary. But Danny (like Nels) is also the sweetest guy you could ever meet. He can talk to you about speed metal, punk or the merits of late bluegrass legend Don Stover... and we love him...

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