Adam Hurt

elegantly innovative clawhammer banjo

About Adam Hurt

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.

Selected Appearances

Harrietville National Bluegrass and Country Music Convention, Harrietville, Victoria

Fire in the Mountain, Aberystwyth, Wales

FOAOTMAD Festival, Gainsborough, England

Somerset House, London, England

The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia

Watermelon Park Fest, Berryville, Virginia

Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival, Buena Vista, Virginia

Jalopy Theatre, Brooklyn, New York

The Garage, Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlotte Folk Society, Charlotte, North Carolina

Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico

South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Durango, Colorado

West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brandywine Friends of Old-Time Music, Newark, Delaware

Folk Music Society of New York, Brooklyn, New York 

Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland

Appalachian String Band Music Festival, Clifftop, West Virginia

Strathmore Hall, Rockville, Maryland


Promotional Images

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All photos by Martin Tucker.