Tips on banjo tuning from Adam Hurt
About Adam Hurt
Deemed a “banjo virtuoso” by the Washington Post, Adam Hurt draws on diverse musical influences from the North Carolina piedmont, the mountains of central West Virginia, the Ohio River Valley, and beyond to create his own style of clawhammer banjo playing. At age 24, Adam has placed in or won most of the major old-time banjo competitions including Clifftop, Mount Airy, and Galax, and won the state banjo championships of Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio, as well as the state fiddle championships of Virginia and Maryland. Adam has conducted banjo workshops at the Swannanoa Gathering, the Augusta Heritage Center, and Appalshop, among other venues around the country. In 2006, Adam released his second CD, “Insight,” on the Ubiquitone label. The album features accompaniment by Cathy Fink, Beth Hartness, Marcy Marxer, and Jarred Nutter.