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Monday, April 16, 2012

Tuesday To-Do: Danny Barnes and Tony Furtado

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Danny Barnes, left, and Tony Furtado play Juanitas Tuesday.
  • Danny Barnes, left, and Tony Furtado play Juanita's Tuesday.

DANNY BARNES, TONY FURTADO
9 p.m. Juanita's. $10.

Here's one the prog 'grass-ive fans shouldn't skip. Danny Barnes was the banjo-pickin' frontman from The Bad Livers, a genre-warping group of weirdos who mixed bluegrass and old-timey notions with country, punk, musique concrete, electronic instrumentation, oddball cover songs and more. He's collaborated with such notable figures as filmmaker Richard Linklater and super cerebral jazz guitar heavy Bill Frisell.

Tony Furtado's career path has been similarly omnivorous. He got started playing banjo but soon added slide guitar into his mix of bluegrass, country, rock and jazz. He's often mentioned in the same breath as such luminaries as Béla Fleck (who plays Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center with The Flecktones on Thursday) and David Grisman.

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