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Danny Barnes, Tye North & Carlton Jackson
January 25, 2014
Doors 9 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: thegoodfoot.com
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
Placing poetic songwriting alongside instrumental mastery, Danny Barnes and Matt Sircely form a powerhouse duo that conjures great traditions in American music— right before launching into some of the most innovative acoustic music that’s never been heard. Friends for ten years, most of their collaboration has taken place in Barnes’ kitchen, including recording for Danny’s Minner Bucket Records, and now they invite audiences around on the West Coast to witness what they’ve been cooking up.
Growing up in Texas, Danny Barnes found early inspiration among his parents’ classic country records and watching banjoist Stringbean perform with Bill Monroe. As a young musician, he staked his claim in the punk scene, determined to take the banjo to places it had never been.
From his time as bandleader of the Austin-based Bad Livers to his recent collaborations with artists like Dave Matthews, Mike Gordon, Bill Frisell or the Yonder Mountain String Band, Danny Barnes is among the most influential musicians in modern American string band music.
Tonight he is joined by bassist Tye North (Leftover Salmon, Goodfoot All-Stars) and drummer Carlton Jackson (Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee).