Here's what's playing in my studio and in my truck these days.
Clawhammer banjo player Adam Hurts new CD, Artifacts, is a selection of old-time tunes from people and communities whose legacy is preserved in their music. These new arrangements of fiddle tunes feature a whole bunch of musicians well-known in the old-time community: Beth Williams Hartness, Carl Jones, Marshall Wilborn, Stephanie Coleman, and Noam Pikelny. If you have any interest in this form of music, this needs to be part of your music library - it's a touchstone.
Full disclosure, I study clawhammer banjo with Adam. I also help him out a little bit with some graphic stuff, and we're working on his new web site. That said, I was a fan before I met him, I remain a fan, and I would let you all know about his recordings either way!
My minuscule contribution to this effort is an illustration of an architectural detail from Adam's house that was used on the disk itself. Very fun. CD packaging artwork by Karin Preus.