Eddie Adcock is an iconic American banjoist and guitarist, and one of the most innovative players ever to have put his stamp on bluegrass music.
His professional career as a 5-string banjoist began in 1953 when he joined Smokey Graves & His Blue Star Boys. He later joined Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys in 1957. After a short break to earn some money in a “real job”, he returned to bluegrass when Jim Cox, John Duffey, and Charlie Waller asked him to join their new band, The Country Gentlemen.
The dynamic duo of Eddie and Martha Adcock has become known as “the biggest little band in Bluegrass”. Cashbox magazine and Billboard magazine have both named them “one of the Bluegrass circuit’s top acts”. Eddie and Martha now concentrate on performing as a duo as well as playing some concerts with Tom Gray.