Adam Hurt interview on Deering Live

Adam Hurt | Deering Live

Deemed a "banjo virtuoso" by the Washington Post, Adam Hurt has fused several traditional old-time idioms to create his own elegantly innovative clawhammer banjo style, having been introduced to the instrument at age eleven in his native Minnesota. A respected performer and teacher of traditional music, Adam has played at the Kennedy Center, conducted banjo and fiddle workshops at many venues around the country and abroad, and been featured on the cover of Banjo Newsletter. Since moving south in 2002, Adam has placed in or won most of the major old-time banjo competitions, including three first-place finishes at Clifftop, and he has claimed several state banjo and fiddle championships.

Take a listen to Adam's recording of The Raven's Rock with him on gourd banjo, Brittany Haas on fiddle, Paul Kowert on bass, and Jordan Tice on guitar.


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  • Joe Zeke

    Thanks so much for featuring Adam on your live program here. I got to meet and pick with him years ago when he and I lived in San Diego. He was a high school student back then and he was simply amazing!! I tried to pick along with him but couldn’t keep my eyes and ears off what he was doing. I have a couple of his CDs now, and, again, simply amazing!!

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