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Greg Adams

Archivist
Center for Folklife Culture and Heritage

Greg C. Adams is an archivist, ethnomusicologist, and musician. He currently serves as Assistant Archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. in music history and graduate degrees in library science and ethnomusicology. Greg’s musical interests are grounded in critical heritage research and programming focused on the multicultural history of the banjo. Highlights of his research as a private citizen include fieldwork in West Africa (2006, 2008), developing a work plan for maintaining data about banjo-related material culture through an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant (2009), and working with banjo scholars Bob Winans and Pete Ross as guest curators for the 2014 Baltimore Museum of Industry exhibit Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond.