ATO Records artist Danny Barnes will be releasing his new studio album "Rocket" on November 8th, 2011. Dave Matthews a long-time fan and friend of Danny provides background vocals on the title track "Rocket".
The album was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Jason Mraz) and features Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam) on drums.
According to Matthews, "'Rocket' is my favorite new music...the music is smart and soulful, and the lyrics are profound. It is heaven and earth. It is Americana, from the back porch to the pulpit, shattered dreams on angels' wings. I can't stop listening. In the haze of over produced, 'perfect' recordings, Danny Barnes spent less than two weeks banging out an album that may well save your soul."
You may recall previous work between Barnes and Matthews. Barnes is prominently featured on two tracks on Dave Matthews Band's latest album, "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King". Dave also lended his drawing talent on Barnes" previous album "Pizza Box" as well as backing vocals. In the past few years Danny has joined DMB on stage a number of times.
Pre-order "Rocket" today to win a custom Danny Barnes model Bishline banjo, a n Estes E-Kit Rocket, a skateboard with Danny Barnes custom artwork, an old-school cassette boom box, t-shirt with album themed artwork, and more! The album is available in three configurations (‘Rocket’- Studio/CD, ‘Angel’- Solo Acoustic Banjo w Vocals/CD, and ‘Poison’- Demos/Cassette).