Interview with Mike Barnett – Part 2

In this segment fiddler Mike Barnett discussed musical issues related to his progression from bluegrass to jazz.Interview with Mike Barnett 2

I first met Mike when he was about 13. He was a precocious bluegrass player who played by ear and was resistant to learning theory. In the past year or so I’ve watched an unbelievable transformation as he’s embraced the jazz language and worked at understanding harmonic theory. Mike studies with me at Berklee. In my opinion he is one of the foremost young players in the new generation of improvising fiddlers, alongside Billy Contreras and Alex Hargreaves, two of his biggest influences.. Watch out for him.




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