Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick - 3 pros!
I want to stress Dan’s importance as one of the original innovators way back in the 1960’s of the flatpick lead guitar in acoustic folk and bluegrass music. Along with Doc Watson and Clarence White, Dan was right in there with his innovative lead guitar playing.
About Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick
Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick: Americana masters join forces in new trio
Join flatpicking pioneer Dan Crary, banjo legend Bill Evans, and SoCal acoustic favorite Wally Barnick as they come together for the first time to perform cutting edge bluegrass, folk, and Americana music.
Dan Crary is a pioneer of flatpicking guitar solos in a bluegrass band, right up there with founding fathers Doc Watson, Clarence White and Norman Blake in carving a role for the flatpick guitar soloist in bluegrass music. A founding member of the Bluegrass Alliance, and the "newgrass" approach, his 20+ year collaboration with Byron Berline and John Hickman (as BCH and in the bands Sundance & California) earned him numerous awards and accolades. A veteran of tours in more than thirty countries, Dan`s a stylist with an international reputation for taste and brilliance. His "racing licks sounded like the fretboard equivalent of Fred Astaire dancing up, then down a staircase."
Bill Evans is an internationally loved five-string banjo life force. Whether he’s lending his instrumental chops to a blazing fiddle tune or performing one of his original compositions, Bill is one of contemporary banjo’s treasures. He’s probably the only banjo on earth who has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, on A Prairie Home Companion and with Dan and Wally! He’s at home with traditional and contemporary bluegrass as well as branching out on the farthest musical limbs that Dan and Wally can take him.
Wally Barnick (bass & vocals) describes himself as “principally a singer who some 40 years ago took up playing bass guitar in order to ensure a place in the band.” That strategy has definitely worked for this wonderful singer and instrumentalist, who is at home singing and playing everything from folk and bluegrass to Bakersfield country and even some rock and roll. Wally has performed with many familiar California Americana and bluegrass groups in these past four decades, including the Cache Valley Drifters, Bluegrass, Etc., and The Hay Dudes. His warm vocals and engaging stage presence are a perfect complement to Dan and Bill’s instrumental fireworks.
A Crary, Evans & Barnick show includes new songs and old stories, blazing instrumental artistry, and deep-down, powerfully-felt musical moments. It`s whistling winds in the pines, rambling boys and tragic girls, joys and laughter from old times, furious and foot-tapping instrumental tunes, and a little touch of glory-to-God. And it`s the hovering ghosts of Jimmie Rogers and The Carter Family and Bill and Lester and Earl and Woody and all the greats who showed the way.
Dan Crary dancrary.com
Bill Evans billevansbanjo.com
Wally Barnick wallybarnickmusic.com