At 16 Adam placed in the top five at the International Fingerstyle Guitar competition in Winfield, Kansas. Later he won third place behind Pete Huttlinger and Japan's Grand Champion, Akihiro Tanaka. At 23 years Adam took 1st place in that same competition. He was among the youngest ever to win the title.
Adam has been in demand as a performer in the Pikes Peak area since he launched full time in 2005. His style combines the smoothness of James Taylor and the energy of Brad Paisley. His great attention to the intricacies of acoustic guitar arrangements and his clear voice capture audiences from the first note.
Fans love the friendly, easy-going demeanor Adam exhibits on and off stage. He is quick to break down the "invisible barrier" between performers and audience. His "goofy-but-true" stories and jokes often accompany high-flying stunts attempted on the fretboard.
Adam is known for exquisite arranging abilities - most notably for tunes like "Peter Gunn," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "On Broadway" and "Pink Panther." Hilarious original songs also make up part of the program including "Dentist Chair Blues," "Filthy Rich" and "Procrastinate."
Adam often performs with various groups and is a beloved member of the famed Flying W Wranglers -- a Colorado Springs institution.
You have a great opportunity to enjoy the Adam Gardino experience on October 20th. Come on out and bring your friends.
We invite you to the free open jam at 5:30. It's great fun and very popular. Bring your instrument or just listen and tap your toes.
The show begins at 7:00.
Ridin' the Strings consists of Jerry Brown (Sugarfoot) and Ric Emery.
They recently headlined at Bronco Billys in Cripple Creek.
Enjoy the vocals and instrumentals of the exciting duo as they take you on an "out of the ordinary" musical journey: Blues, Ragtime, Folk, Rock and Roll, Country/Western, and yes.. even a showtune or two.