“Folksongs travel through History.
History travels through Folksongs.”

An artist whose kind has dwindled to an endangered species, Adam Miller is an old-school American troubadour and an award-winning storyteller. Skillfully interweaving folksongs and the stories behind them with the elegance of a documentary filmmaker, he is recognized as one of the great interpreters of traditional American folksongs and as a storyteller par excellence. He’s a masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along. And he is that rare performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

“Folksongs travel through History.
History travels through Folksongs.”

An artist whose kind has dwindled to an endangered species, Adam Miller is an old-school American troubadour and an award-winning storyteller. Skillfully interweaving folksongs and the stories behind them with the elegance of a documentary filmmaker, he is recognized as one of the great interpreters of traditional American folksongs and as a storyteller par excellence. He’s a masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along. And he is that rare performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

Upcoming Performances

  1. Tall Tales and Tails for All Ages

    Friday, August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Free Concert

    Thursday, August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Free Concert for Children and Families

    Friday, August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Concerts

Festivals

Photo © Marti Knauer

Libraries

Photo © Eric Hasert

Schools

Photo © Carol Starbird

Workshops

Photo © Bonnie Hawthorne

What Others Are Saying

“One of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times.”

~ George Winston

“A National Treasure!”

~ Grand Traverse Inside

“Mesmerizing!”

~ Syracuse News Times

“Stellar!”

~ Bluegrass By The Bay

New Releases

Make My Present Small

Traditional Folksongs for Christmas and the Winter Holidays

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Twenty well-known – and not so well-known – traditional songs for the holiday season. Featuring the acclaimed original story, “Elizabeth Cotten and the Old Christmas Hum” by Adam Miller, Recipient of the 2019 Storytelling World Resource Award.

Videos

From the Blog

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The Monkeys’ Day Off
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Mythology and the Oral Tradition
Mythology and the Oral Tradition
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In a Better Place
In a Better Place
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The Turning of the Tides
The Turning of the Tides
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Running Away From Home
Running Away From Home
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