Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Daniel Bachman has amazed audiences with his highly skilled abilities at 6 string guitar and lap guitar. His self invented genre “Psychedelic Appalachia” has slowly grown into a legitimate sound that the world is noticing. His latest album “Orange Co. Serenade” has given him the opportunity to travel across the world and in some cases in places where the American grassroots music style have never been heard before.
We are delighted that Daniel has given us an interview for Digital in Berlin.
Im In Bristol
Tomorrow Im in Liverpool
Then I will be in Berlin
What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Beer – Buddies – Tunes
How and when did you get into making music?
I started playing solo around 16 when I bought a banjo from a neighbor.Ever since then I really havent been able to let it go. Prior to that I played trombone in school band and also bass for a shitty local rock band .
What are your 5 favourite albums of all time?
Only Dead Bootlegs
What do you associate with Berlin?
Blurry late nights with my good friends
What’s your favourite place in your town?
Sitting by the River
If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Im not sure but Id have a lot more damn time.
What was the last record you bought?
Waylon Jennings – Dark Side Of Fame and two really ripping Jimmy Martin Gospel LPs – got em in Arlington VA
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
My sister. Shes getting better at the banjo.
What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
One time I played at this modern art museum in Istanbul to about 500 people that really didnt have any context or idea for what I was doing.Played for about an hour and a half. Probably one of the most special and powerful moments in my musical life. Really want to go back.
How important is technology to your creative process?
Pretty nonexistent – dont even plug in a guitar.
Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
I do – I have a sister. Shes great and very supportive of what Im
doing. Actually was on tour with me two years ago in Berlin for some
shows. Great travel buddy.