ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DAN WALSH
photo courtesy of https://www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk
THE SONG THAT CAUGHT OUR EAR:
Country of Origin: U.K.
Banjo of choice: Deering Banjos + D’addario strings
Style: Clawhammer (+magic??!)
Current Project: Dan Walsh Trio
If you haven’t heard Dan Walsh you are missing out on a truly original banjoist. The above track “The Vaults” barely sounds like clawhammer banjo. In fact, Dan wrote a great article questioning the idea of a player needing to commit to the path of Clawhammer or Bluegrass.
His style is unique and fresh and while he is not the first to warp styles he certanly has his own voice. Check out the youtube video from Deering’s Woodroom Sessions to see him perform “The Vaults.” We’ve also included links to a few of his albums on Apple Music.
VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: DEERING WOODROOM SESSIONS:
A FEW MORE FAVORITES: