Episode 9

Adam Hurt: "The Intense Banjo Geek Level"


November 1st, 2021

1 hr 5 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

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 sound. A highly respected performer and teacher of traditional music, Adam has played at the Kennedy Center, conducted banjo and fiddle workshops around the world, and been featured on the cover of Banjo Newsletter. In this episode, Adam talks about how his celebrated banjo approach references the Round Peak style, the difference between tempo and drive, and several of his albums: Insight, Earth Tones, Inside Out, and Back to the Earth. The latter album, his most recent, includes collaborations with Ricky Skaggs, Brittany Haas, and Paul Kowert. Patreon supporters of this show have exclusive access to a video in which Adam shows off an assortment of beautiful antique banjos. Pledge your support at $2/month to become a Relax Your Grid Superfan and gain access to every episode's bonus content.

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