Many people know Adam Chowning, but they don't always know everything he's done. He's quiet about his accomplishments but they are many. He's won and placed in guitar contests all over the Southeast, including the Kentucky State Championships, the Athens Fiddlers Convention and the Adams and White House Flatpick Contests and has toured with country and rock stars, including American Idol favorite Bo Bice. Becoming more and more well-rounded every day, Adam is also the 2014 Tennessee State Old-Time Banjo Champion.

But he's not just a great player. Adam has built and repaired guitars for famous people and weekend warriors alike. His craftsmanship on both acoustic and electric guitars is revered around the country. He restores classic guitars and builds new guitars that sound like the classics.

As an educator, Adam is known as one of the most versatile and well-rounded teachers in Middle Tennessee. He teaches all styles of acoustic and electric guitar and many of his students are award-winning and professional players. In addition to his busy home studio, Adam has recently branched out to teaching lessons to people all over the world via Skype.

Adam's latest venture is an exclusive, semi-annual flatpicking camp just north of Nashville, which features instructors like Bryan Sutton, Kenny Smith, and Brad Davis. He's branched out to directing mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and other acoustic music camps with his wife Megan that take place all through the year. You can find out more about those camps at

Adam performing with Kenny Smith, David Grier, and Bryan Sutton