Free access to Banjo Newsletter article with interview.
Thanks Paul. Love this album!
Adam's music is indeed most special. I was listening recently to Scolding Wife on this new CD. When he once taught me another tune from North Carolina fiddler Marion Reece, he encouraged me to work on my own arrangement of Scolding Wife. A great teacher's gift is to motivate their students.
His organic orientation towards old-time music causes him to look to its roots and treasure its richness. Studying from the older sources is like finding buried treasure and the sources on tunes from Back to the Earth -- like Melvine Wine, Edden Hammons, John Salyer, Luther Davis, Tommy Jarrell, Jake Phelps, and James Bryan -- delight me and he had introduced me to several of these fiddlers.
Thank you Paul, for recognizing the genius he reveals on the David Hyatt gourd banjo and living your inspiration 20 years ago to be the channel which first brought many of us its enchantment.
Reading the article in Banjo Newsletter, I was pleasantly surprised to see Adam take the floor, following the review. Adam's exquisite way of articulating through words, brought to mind the relation between language and musicality - the neural overlap in processing music and speech, as measured by the co-activation of brain regions in neuroimaging studies.
'Renaissance Head' 1 hr