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Adam Hurt plays "Jack Wilson" gourd banjo - 2009 unseen archival footage!

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Dec 25, 2019 - 5:16:28 PM
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4036 posts since 12/3/2008

Video: Adam Hurt performs "Jack Wilson" on gourd banjo during a concert held in Pagosa Springs, Colorado on April 20, 2009. His performance took the audience on a journey from archaic modal sounds of West Virginia to rambunctious, driving Round Peak music of Northwestern North Carolina, to the complex and technical tunes of Eastern Kentucky. Sprinkled throughout the concert were a few of Adam's renditions of early American mountain music on fiddle and gourd banjo.

The concert was the first time Adam Hurt had performed in concert with a gourd banjo. The gourd banjo was shipped to Colorado by luthier David Hyatt, especially for the occasion and sparked the inspiration for an album featuring David Hyatt's instrument. Adam Hurt returned to Colorado, in 2010, to record "Earth Tones," solo gourd banjo music. 

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Edited by - Paul Roberts on 12/25/2019 17:37:30

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:11:26 PM

6417 posts since 6/27/2009

It’s going on ten years then since you produced Earth Tones, whose enchanting tunes drew me yet closer to the magic of old-time music. I hear another gourd banjo CD by Adam is in the works. :)

Happy New Year to you, Paul! May it be filled with more magical music!

Jan 1, 2020 - 4:39:04 PM
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4036 posts since 12/3/2008

Janet, thank you for your comment. And, also, thank you for your prolific outpouring of clawhammer banjo arrangements and tabs, which are helping stimulate the evolution of the art.

Musical inspiration opens the door to musical treasures.

People have been drawing inspiration from the well of Adam Hurt’s “Earth Tones” for the past decade; and others will be rewarded by this exquisite musical jewel, hereafter.

Jan 6, 2020 - 1:13:08 PM
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2228 posts since 7/20/2004

Here's an even better video with Adam talking about the banjo and playing a couple of tunes...
I love the sound of this banjo.

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