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Country: Americana Folk: Fingerstyle Moods: Solo Instrumental Folk: Singer/Songwriter Moods: Type: Acoustic

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United States - Colorado

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Adam Gardino

Since 2005 Adam Gardino has been a local legend, the “up-and-coming” fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter in the Pikes Peak region. His style combines the smoothness of James Taylor and the energy of Brad Paisley to deliver exciting, jaw-dropping performances. His attention to the intricacies of acoustic guitar arrangements, delivered with a voice as clear as his mountain roots continues to wow audiences today.

At the age of 16, Adam placed in the Top Five of the International Fingerstyle Competition held in Winfield, Kansas. He kept competing in the annual contest, honing his skills and stage craft, hoping to eventually squash those pre-show jitters. Though the butterflies never flew away, in later years he placed 3rd behind Pete Huttlinger and Japan’s Grand Champion Akihiro Tanaka. And in 2012 after graduating from University of Colorado Denver with a B.S. in Music Performance, he took 1st at 23 years old - among the youngest ever to win.

Fans love the friendly, easy-going demeanor Adam has on and off the stage. Quick to break down the “invisible barrier” between performer and audience, goofy-but-true stories and jokes often accompany the high-flying stunts attempted on the fretboard. As one critic would write, "He could play the phonebook and make it interesting".

Although Adam possesses great arranging abilities for tunes like “Peter Gunn”, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, “On Broadway” and “Pink Panther”, some of the most requested tunes are his hilarious original songs. “Dentist Chair Blues” covers an untimely tooth appointment; “Filthy Rich” talks of the lengths one might go to marry for money, and “Procrastinate” personifies that “evil” voice everyone hears inside their head on most frosty mornings. These tunes are included on his multiple CD releases.