Adam Hurt gourd banjo "John Riley the Shepherd"





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Uploaded on Sep 14, 2009

Adam Hurt's new solo gourd banjo CD "Earth Tones" is now available on CD Baby. You can sample tracks and purchase it by going to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/adamhurt3

Adam Hurt's music makes me think of how a classical lutenist might approach traditional old-time American mountain music on a 5-string banjo. The technical skill, feeling and creativity, which Adam applies to his music, easily put him in the upper tier of clawhammer banjo players.

In this video, Adam plays "John Riley the Shepherd" on a beautiful gourd banjo sent from Arkansas to Colorado by its maker, David Hyatt, to be part of a solo concert I produced for Adam in Pagosa Springs, Colorado in April 2009. The remarkable sounds of the gourd banjo, and its historical significance, added an exciting dimension to this concert.

"John Riley the Shepherd" is one of the tunes on Adam's solo gourd banjo album, a project I'm proud to have helped him produce. The CD, entitled "Earth Tones" is available for previewing and purchasing at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/adamhurt3

If you want to find out more about Adam Hurt check out my website where I have nice section devoted to this innovative and inspiring virtuoso clawhammer banjo player.


Paul Roberts

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