Adam Franklin is a superb exponent of blues and ragtime from a Golden Age of American
music. With a voice that is both powerful and soulful and equally at home on guitar and resonator ukulele, Adam’s performances are intense, energetic and highly entertaining.
He makes his way through the pre-war American songbook, with original songs that sound like they were written 80 years ago. Playing solo, his guitar is a band in a box and the floor is the drum kit.
Adam regularly holds guitar & ukulele workshops during the year, at festivals and while on tour. Calling on four decades of playing and over 25 years teaching experience, Adam uses these workshops to give students the necessary tools and techniques essential to playing early blues styles.
Regular appearances at Festivals and folk clubs include; Two Rivers Folk Festival, Wales (6 years running), Chepstow Acoustic Music Club, Arundel Festival (3 years running), Hobbs Music Festival, Vale Blues, Jazz & Roots, Café Jazz, Odiham Blues & Booze in the Bury, Arundel Folk Club, Hasting's Ragged Trouser Folk Club...........
Adam has shared stages with many diverse, international artists including;
Catfish Keith, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Steve James, Oli Brown, Eliza Carthy, Dick Gaughan, Del Rey, Joe Filisko, Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman & Toby Walker
Like most professional musicians, Adam also teaches (guitar, slide guitar, ukulele, Banjo & mandolin). Fingerstyle Blues, Hot Jazz, Slide guitar, Ragtime are all taught on a weekly basis at home in West Sussex.