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.
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
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All photos by Martin Tucker.