Tony Kamel (guitar/vocals) Trevor Smith (banjo), Dominic Fisher (bass) and Billy Bright (mandolin)
Seven years ago the band Wood & Wire was conceived in the musically rich Austin, Texas and continues today to redefine modern bluegrass music.
Wood & Wire released their latest creative endeavor, a psychedelic remix of the tune ‘Just Don’t Make ‘Em’ from North of Despair, featuring iconic banjoist Danny Barnes.
Tony Kamel, guitarist and vocalist for Wood & Wire said “He took it back home with him and remixed it using some beats and samples in a style he’s become known for and cleverly calls ‘barnyard electronics’. Danny is fearless in his approach to creativity.”
‘Just Don’t Make ‘Em’ mixes Bluegrass with Electronic influences in what is being called barnyard electronics.
“Blending bluegrass with funky electronic influences isn’t something that happens everyday,” popular music critic Jonathan Frahm noted, “but in the hands of an artist like Barnes, the song is given a new life that peacefully coincides with its zippier original arrangement.”
Wood & Wire takes hard country songwriting and smashes it with high octane bluegrass instrumentation for a musical outcome that is AWESOME! Still very active in the studio and the live music circuit Wood & Wire likes to show up and drive delivering a phenomenal performance.
Danny Barnes is one of the top banjo players today. He is a musician, singer and composer who has worked with Dave Matthews, Jeff Austin and Bill Frisell and winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Music in 2015.