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Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar
Music of this solo guitar style is performed on the steel string acoustic guitar and encompasses a large variety of musical genres. Embracing elements of jazz, folk, blues, rock, pop and Latin American music, fingerstyle acoustic guitar music is perfect for any setting. Adam's extensive and dynamic repertoire of fingerstyle acoustic guitar selections includes pieces by artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Laurence Juber and Billy McLaughlin. He frequently composes in this genre and has received numerous requests to create and perform fingerstyle acoustic guitar arrangements of popular songs. Sweet melodies, flashy licks and tasteful accompaniments make the fingerstyle acoustic guitar style appealing to all audiences.
As a solo performer, Adam frequently utilizes prerecorded tracks to accompany live guitar work in the new flamenco genre. Fusing ingredients of numerous world music styles, this combination creates a sonic environment that is perfectly suited to cocktail receptions, dinners and other social gatherings. Jesse Cook and Robert Michaels are excellent examples of artsists who compose and perform in this genre. Adam is also experienced in many other ensemble settings, including groups of various popular music styles, classical duos and bands for theatrical productions. He currently performs regularly with Allemande, Phill Botting and Williamson Drive, and is constantly active in other recording and live performance projects.
Adam's vast classical guitar repertoire extends from selections of the Renaissance period to modern compositions. His performance in this style is often sought-after for wedding ceremonies and other formal events. Fernando Sor, Francisco Tárrega and Augustín Barrios Mangoré are just a few of the many composers whose music Adam often performs. Arrangements of music written for other instruments, including compositions by John Dowland and Johann Sebastian Bach, adapt perfectly to the tonal colours of the classical guitar. This broad-ranging style is performed on the nylon string classical guitar and undeniably houses some of the most beautiful and recognizable music ever written for the instrument.
"Thank you...for creating the perfect setting for our guests. Your music was beautiful, you are very gifted."
- SM and RM