• Red Carpet #6

    This is the sixth in our series of 2009 Red Carpet videos. These were filmed immediately prior to the IBMA Award Show. This one features Katy Daley interviewing Tom Adams of Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thegrasscast/tom_adams.flv

  • Tom Adams to Flamekeeper

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced that Tom Adams will be their newest member, playing guitar and singing lead vocals. Tom and Michael have a long musical association going back to Adams' time as a crackerjack, award-winning banjo player. The two

  • North Carolina Banjo Clinic

    Cindy Baucom sent in a couple photos from the past weekend at the North Carolina Banjo Clinic in Burnsville, NC. The event was hosted by Rod Johnston of Village Productions. Instructors included Tom Adams, Graham Sharpe, Mike Scott and Terry Baucom.

  • Tom Adams to Sweet Dixie Band

    Tom Adams will be joining Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band on guitar as of September 5. We reported just two months ago that Tom was launching a new endeavor, Diamond Joe, with banjoist Chris Warner but that group has

  • Chris Warner and Tom Adams in Diamond Joe

    When we posted last week about Chris Warner's CD reissue of two previous LP releases, we included a passing reference to Tom Adams' non-denial of the rumor that he and Chris were starting a band. Tom's coyness aside, Chris has verified

  • Iron Mitten featuring Tom Adams

    It's been just three months since Tom Adams announced that he'd be giving the banjo a rest, but music fans at London's East End Pub were treated to the rejuvenated strains of Adams' new sound and the new group he's

  • New Tom Adams banjo tab book

    Tom Adams has just published a new book of banjo transcriptions taken from his playing on Audie Blaylock's Trains Are The Only Way To Fly CD. The book contains tabs for all Tom's breaks and multiple backup sections in this

  • Tom Adams lays the banjo down

    Tom Adams, celebrated former banjo player with The Johnson Mountain Boys, Blue Highway and others, has announced his plans to set the banjo down, and perhaps focus on guitar instead. He has been suffering from focal dystonia for the past

  • Seneca Rocks! recording continues

    We posted last year about the formation of Seneca Rocks!, a new part-time bluegrass band made up of prominent veteran performers. The group include Dudley Connell on guitar, Tom Adams on banjo, David McLaughlin on mandolin, Sally Love on

  • Seneca Rocks! in the studio

    Updated 6/16, 7:00 a.m. The recent history of bluegrass music has seen the occasion of a number of "part time" bands, made up of members of other full time touring acts. Perhaps the most prominent was The Bluegrass Album Band,