Danny Barnes Trio
Barnes, the roots music legend and recent winner of Steve Martin’s Prize for Excellence in Banjo, is teaming up with two young creative voices of the acoustic world: mandolinist Joe K. Walsh and guitarist Grant Gordy. This new trio draws on a wide array of influences, its members collectively keeping their feet in the rock, bluegrass, jazz, avant-garde and electronic worlds.
Barnes output as a soloist and a master collaborator with the likes of Bill Frisell, Dave Matthews, the Bad Livers and countless others has cemented his standing as one of the open secret greats of American music.
Joe K. Walsh has been hailed as one of the best mandolinists of his generation by the CBC and has toured extensively with bluegrass royalty such as Darol Anger, the Gibson Brothers, and Scott Nygaard. He has played the Caffe previously as a founding member of acclaimed Boston band Joy Kills Sorrow, as well as with the Gibson Brothers.
Guitarist Grant Gordy spent 6 years touring with the progressive David Grisman Quintet and his playing, according to Just Jazz Guitar magazine, rewrites the book on crossover bluegrass/jazz/flatpicking guitar. He has performed all over North America and Europe, everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Montreal Jazz Festival; Jazz at Lincoln Center to Bonnaroo.