CD: Danny Barnes’ “Pizza Box”

March 4th, 2010, 3:05 pm by Greg

(ATO Records, 2010):

Full disclosure: I first fell in love with Danny Barnes‘ music years ago at the long-defunct Pauly’s Hotel when he was tearing up Metallica covers on clawhammer banjo.

That was back when he was leading his neo-old-timey band the Bad Livers (still one of the all-time great band names).

With his brand new album, Barnes is still rooted in the Americana trenches, but he fearlessly mashes up his roots sound with, well, whaddaya got?

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