Bob Boilen & Michael Barron have been writing and playing music together since they met in 1979 when along with Susan Mumford, Chris Thompson and Joe Menacker (who were later replaced by Lorenzo "Pee Wee" Jones and Terry Baker) they formed DC's Tiny Desk Unit. Danger Painters is the stain left behind after Tiny Desk Unit was left in the saucepan on the back of the stove until the gas was eventually turned off. The duo were joined in 2009 by William X Harvey on bass. Harvey's recent work includes a stint playing bass with the famed DC group Urban Verbs.
Michael Barron: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Banjo, Loops, Tiny Tambourine Bob Boilen: Synth, Drums, Mandolin, Guitars, Vocals, Mountain Dulcimer, Loops William X Harvey: Bass, Harmonium, Vocals
Tiny Desk Unit - Sputnik Fell on My Birthday(2007)
Danger Painters is the fine residue that remained as Tiny Desk Unit evaporated. This debut album by Danger Painters is the response of Michael Barron and Bob Boilen to the 2008 rpm challenge.
The Pink Chair(2009)
The second Danger Painters album, featuring all original all new material written, recorded and released in the month of February, 2009, in response to the 2009 RPM Challenge. Michael Barron and Bob Boilen are joined this year by William X. Harvey.
this is the 3rd danger painters album
This is the fourth Danger Painters album