Danny Barnes is a banjo player, singer, and composer whose music is influenced by country, jazz, blues, punk, metal, and more. He has been described as a "banjo virtuoso" and is widely acknowledged as one of the best banjo players in America.
He was a founding member of the Austin trio the Bad Livers, with whom he toured and recorded extensively from 1990 to 2000.
Since then, he has performed and recorded as a solo artist, as well as collaborating with Bill Frisell, Dave Matthews, Jeff Austin and other musicians. In 2013, Barnes and Max Brody formed the Test Apes.
In September 2015, Barnes was awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, in recognition of his role as "one of bluegrass music’s most distinctive and innovative performers." Martin’s website said of Barnes’ work: "The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today."
|Event Date||12-17-2017 7:30 pm|
|Event End Date||12-18-2017|
|Location||The Stage at KDHX|