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Danny Barnes on Mountain Stage - 04/23/2010

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Danny Barnes On Mountain Stage

Danny Barnes On Mountain Stage

Danny Barnes on Mountain Stage - 04/23/2010

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Danny Barnes performed on Mountain Stage.

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Set List

  • "Misty Swan"
  • "Overdue"
  • "Caveman"
  • "It Hurts Me Too" (performed by Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage band)

Originally hailing from Temple, Texas, banjo man Danny Barnes came to prominence as half of the eccentric duo Bad Livers. Barnes has lent his banjo to many artists in various styles, from Bill Frisell to Sam Bush to The Dead Kennedys.

Specializing in a style he calls "folktronics," which melds banjo virtuosity with electronic programming and sounds, Barnes performs songs from his latest solo album, Pizza Box. Dave Matthews, a fan of Barnes, released Pizza Box on his ATO label; Barnes also appears on Dave Matthews Band's latest, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, while Matthews sings vocals in the album version of Barnes' "Overdue." Barnes can be heard along with Robert Earl Keen on his Mountain Stage performance, as well.

Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage band round out this segment with their rendition of Elmore James' "It Hurts Me Too."

This segment originally ran on April 23, 2010.

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