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Adam Tanner

Adam grew up in northern California, and was exposed to old-time and bluegrass music in his early teens. Proficient on fiddle, mandolin and guitar, he spent countless hours slowing down records trying to pick out every detail of the traditional music he loved. Adam’s approach to playing reflects the diversity of styles heard on the early 78rpm discs and field recordings from which he draws his greatest inspiration. Over the last twelve years, Adam has toured in both the US and Europe as a member of The Crooked Jades, The Hunger Mountain Boys and The Twilite Broadcasters. As a staff member of The Swannanoa Gathering, Adam has taught at Old-Time, Fiddle and Mandolin & Banjo Weeks. Adam makes his home in Weaverville NC, and teaches private lessons in old-time fiddle, mandolin and guitar, and he is currently on staff at East Tennessee State University’s, Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music program.