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Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies

Department of Appalachian Studies

Adam Tanner

Adam  Tanner 

Individual Instruction - Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar


Individual Instruction- Fiddle, Mandolin

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.
Adam has toured in both the U.S. and Europe as a member of The Crooked Jades, The Hunger Mountain Boys and most recently, The Twilite Broadcasters.

Starting in 1995 and continuing into the present, Adam teaches private instruction in Old Time fiddle, back up guitar and Old Time and early Bluegrass mandolin at his home in Weaverville, North Carolina.
The Swannanoa Gathering and Mars Hill College Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week has had Adam on staff to teach fiddle, guitar and mandolin multiple times in the last several years to students of all ages and skill levels.

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