Cary, NC — The latest legislative update from the blog of NC Representative Gale Adcock. A Short Session Faced with Pandemic, Unemployment and Public Protesting. The legislative short session kicked off on April 28, a date specified when the long session adjourned on January 14. Adcock Games by: Austin Adcock: Home All Games New Games Blog Welcome to Adcock Games. Update #3(11/1/2017) I haven't done much with this site while I have been at. View David Adcock’s professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest business network, helping professionals like David Adcock discover inside connections to recommended job.
|Born||June 21, 1938 (age 82)|
|Origin||Scottsville, Virginia, United States|
|Genres||Bluegrass (with jazz, country, folk and rock influences)|
|Occupation(s)||Touring and recording instrumentalist / singer, band leader, writer, arranger, record producer / engineer, inventor, ETC|
|Instruments||Banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin|
Eddie Adcock (born June 21, 1938 in Scottsville, Virginia) is an American banjoist and guitarist.
His professional career as a 5-string banjoist began in 1953 when he joined Smokey Graves & His Blue Star Boys, who had a regular show at a radio station in Crewe, Virginia. Between 1953-57, he founded or played with different bands in Virginia and Washington DC, such as his Virginia Playboys, Smokey Graves and the Blue Star Boys, Bill Harrell, and Mac Wiseman's Country Boys. Bill Monroe offered a job to Adcock in 1958, and he played with the Blue Grass Boys until he could no longer survive on bluegrass' declining pay due to the onslaught of Elvis Presley who cornered all music markets. Adcock continued in music and also returned to working a variety of day jobs including auto mechanic, dump truck driver, and sheet metal mechanic. Then Charlie Waller and John Duffey asked Adcock to join their struggling new band, The Country Gentlemen, whereupon their vocal and instrumental synergy prompted a reinvention and elevation of their sound, soon revitalizing bluegrass music itself. They are the first group to be inducted, in 1996, into the International Bluegrass Music Association's Hall of Fame as a band entity.
Adcock has performed with his wife Martha since 1973 in bands II Generation - the first definitively newgrass group - then as Eddie & Martha Adcock, country rock band Adcock, bluegrass' Talk of the Town, The Masters, the Country Gentlemen Reunion Band, and the Eddie Adcock Band, as well as with country outlaw David Allan Coe. Most recently he tours almost exclusively with wife Martha and calls Lebanon, Tennessee his home. Eddie belongs to a number of business organizations, including IBMA and the Folk Alliance. He has served on the Board of Directors of the IBMA, Tennessee Banjo Institute and others. Eddie and Martha also founded and ran Adcock Audio, a large, state-of-the-art sound company, serving bluegrass-related festivals from the early '70s until 2006, and from that time until the present have also recorded and produced themselves and others both outside and in-house at their own SunFall Studio.
Learning to play on numerous instruments brought into the home by an older brother, young Eddie, with his brother Frank, played and sang as a duo in local churches and on radio stations in nearby Charlottesville. Eddie sold a calf he raised to buy his first banjo as a young teenager and immediately began touring regionally with Smokey Graves. His hobbies were boxing and drag-racing cars. As a racer, Adcock racked up 34 straight wins with his car, which he named Mr. Banjo; he also set two track records at Manassas, Virginia.. He also performed various blue-collar jobs to pay the rent. All the while, he played music at night.
With the Country Gentlemen
The Country Gentlemen originated in Washington, D.C. as the result of an automobile accident involving members of singer Buzz Busby's band, which included Eddie Adcock. To fulfill upcoming dates, member Bill Emerson called other musicians to step in; and due to the injured members' long recovery times the substitute band decided to stay together, soon naming themselves the Country Gentlemen. The band’s original members were Bill Emerson on banjo and baritone vocals, Charlie Waller on guitar and lead vocals, John Duffey on mandolin and tenor vocals, and Larry Lahey on bass. Soon after Adcock's arrival the band settled into an undeniably synergistic lineup consisting of Adcock, Waller, and Duffey, with Tom Gray on bass. This particular lineup, with Adcock serving as sparkplug, became known as the 'classic' Country Gentlemen, the team who drove the bluegrass sound and repertoire to new levels of experimentation, expertise, and excitement. During his tenure with the Country Gentlemen, Adcock adapted thumbstyle, or 'Travis-style', guitar finger picking and pedal steel guitar playing to the banjo, which remain unique innovations on the instrument. In addition, his driving, percussive and syncopated jazz-based single-string, soulful string-bending, and lush chordal approaches were at the heart of the group's new-form bluegrass instrumental style, as developed in the interplay between Adcock's mind-blowing fireworks-like innovations, Duffey's jazzy mandolin licks, and Waller's forceful guitar rhythm. Additionally, Adcock's powerful, assertive baritone singing also set a new standard in bluegrass trio singing and became an much-emulated model. The Country Gentlemen's style and repertoire fundamentally changed bluegrass, and the group was notably the first newgrass-slanted band and arguably the forerunner of modern bluegrass as a whole.
Then Eddie met Martha
In 1970 Eddie left The Country Gentlemen and moved to California, where he formed a country-rock band called The Clinton Special. While he performed with the group he used the pseudonym Clinton Codack. Returning east and forming II Generation, he met Martha Hearon in 1973; they would marry three years later and have remained partners in music and life, garnering fans and great acclaim while touring worldwide in nearly a dozen countries from Europe to Japan. 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 have recorded a number of well-received albums on several labels and concentrate on performing as a duo, as well as playing some concerts with bassist Tom Gray.
Eddie and Martha, AKA The Adcocks, have appeared on Austin City Limits, Song of the Mountains, Grassroots to Bluegrass, Ernest Tubb's Midnite Jamboree, TNN's 'Nashville Now' and Wildhorse Saloon, and a host of NPR specials, as well as syndicated, Internet, and local TV and radio shows worldwide. Their video Dog aired on TNN, CMT, and CNN.
In October 2008, concerns about hand-tremors, which could have compromised his performing career, led to Eddie having deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A local anesthetic having been used during the surgery so that he could remain conscious, he was able to play banjo during the procedure in order to check the effectiveness of the treatment in progress. This ground-breaking surgery is the first to have been performed on a musician for the purpose of restoring his professional-level playing ability; and the resulting television, newspaper, radio and internet publicity has been seen and heard globally, fascinating and amazing the entire world.
Eddie Adcock is known for composing and/or arranging these songs and instrumentals
ANOTHER LONESOME MORNING (ANOTHER LONESOME DAY)
NEW JOE CLARK
SING BANJO SING
STATE OF MIND
TOO LONELY TO HEAR THE RAIN
WHAT LOVE CAN'T DO
BOY FROM ARKANSAS
CEDAR CITY BLUES
EDDIE S BOUNCE
EL DEDO (EL DIDO)
GUITAR ECHOES (ECHOES / EDDIE S BLUES)
RENAISSANCE MAN (R MAN)
STALK OF THE CAT, PART 1 & 2
THOMAS JEFFERSON BREAKDOWN
TO THE RESCUE
TWO BY FOUR
A selected partial Adcock discography
VINTAGE BANJO JAM Eddie Adcock (1963), Patuxent # 300, 2017.
MANY A MILE Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and Friends, Patuxent # 228, 2011.
TWOGRASS Eddie & Martha Adcock, Pinecastle # 1128, 2003.
SPIRITED Eddie & Martha Adcock, Pinecastle # 1078, 1998.
RENAISSANCE MAN Eddie Adcock, Pinecastle # 1058, 1996.
TALK TO YOUR HEART The Eddie Adcock Band, CMH # 6272, 1995.
DIXIE FRIED The Eddie Adcock Band, CMH # 6270, 1991.
THE ACOUSTIC COLLECTION (Double album set) Eddie Adcock & Talk Of The Town, CMH # 9039, 1988.
EDDIE ADCOCK & HIS GUITAR Eddie Adcock with Martha Adcock, CMH # 6265, 1988.
EDDIE ADCOCK & TALK OF THE TOWN Eddie Adcock & Talk Of The Town, CMH # 6263, 1987.
LOVE GAMES Eddie Adcock & Martha, CMH # 6249, 1980.
GUITAR ECHOES Eddie Adcock with Martha Adcock, CMH # 6236, 1979.
THE IInd GENERATION Eddie Adcock & Martha, CMH # 6223, 1978.
STATE OF MIND The IInd Generation, CMH # 6208, 1976.
SECOND IMPRESSION II Generation, Rebel # 1564, 1976.
WE CALL IT GRASS II Generation, Rebel # 1546, 1975.
HEAD CLEANER II Generation, Rebel # 1533, 1974.
THE IInd GENERATION IInd Generation, Rome # RLP-1117, 1972. ('The black album', cover w/ Rome insignia only). Reprinted with black and white photo cover as 'INTRODUCING THE IInd GENERATION'.
ADCOCK, GAUDREAU, WALLER & GRAY - THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN REUNION BAND Adcock, Gaudreau, Waller & Gray, RadioTherapy # RTR-CD-001, 2008.
COUNTRY CONCERT The Country Gentlemen, Gusto # 815, 2007. [Attenuated version (8 songs) of BLUEGRASS AT CARNEGIE HALL.]
GOING BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS The Country Gentlemen, Smithsonian Folkways # 40175, 2007. Was 'GOING BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS : VOL. 4' Folkways # FTS-31031, recorded 1960's, released 1973.
FOLK SESSION INSIDE The Country Gentlemen, Copper Creek # CCRS-7008, 2004. Was Mercury # SR-60858 & MG-20858, 1963.
CAN'T YOU HEAR ME CALLIN': EARLY CLASSICS 1963-1969 The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # REB-CD-7508, 2003.
ON THE ROAD (AND MORE) The Country Gentlemen, Smithsonian Folkways # 40133, 2001. Now includes bonus tracks from the 1961 Carnegie Hall concert. Was 'ON THE ROAD : VOL. 3' Folkways # FA-2411, 1963.
HIGH LONESOME: COMPLETE STARDAY RECORDINGS (2-CD Set) The Country Gentlemen, Starday King # 3510-2-2, 1998. (Early singles and album material 1957-1965.)
THE EARLY REBEL RECORDINGS 1962-1971(4-CD Box set) The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # 4002, 1998.
FOLK SONGS AND BLUEGRASS: Vol. 2 The Country Gentlemen, Smithsonian Folkways # 40022, 1991. Was '(John Duffey, Charley [sic] Waller & the Country Gentlemen) SING AND PLAY FOLK SONGS AND BLUEGRASS : VOL. 2' Folkways # FA2410, 1961.
COUNTRY SONGS, OLD AND NEW Charlie Waller, John Duffey, Eddie Adcock & The Country Gentlemen, Smithsonian Folkways # 40004, 1990. Was '(Charlie Waller, John Duffey & the Country Gentlemen)
COUNTRY SONGS, OLD AND NEW : VOL. 1' Folkways # FA-2409, 1960 & 1963; also London # 99.
NASHVILLE JAIL The Classic Country Gentlemen, Copper Creek # CC-0111, 1990. (Recorded for, but unreleased by, Mercury 1964.)
CLASSIC COUNTRY GENTS REUNION Duffey, Waller, Adcock & Gray, Sugar Hill # SH-3772, 1989.
25 YEARS The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # 1102, was #2201, 1982.
YESTERDAY AND TODAY, Vol. 3 The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # SLP-1535, released 1974.
YESTERDAY AND TODAY, Vol. 2 The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # SLP-1527, released 1973.
YESTERDAY AND TODAY, Vol. 1 The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # SLP-1521, released 1973.
THE BEST OF THE EARLY COUNTRY GENTLEMEN FEATURING THE YOUNG FISHERWOMAN Rebel # SLP-1494, released 1970.
NEW LOOK, NEW SOUND The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # SLP-1490, 1970.
PLAY IT LIKE IT IS The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # SLP-1486, 1969.
THE TRAVELER The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # SLP-1481, 1968.
SING LIVE FROM THE STAGE OF THE ROANOKE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL The Country Gentlemen, Zap # 101(Rebel subsidiary label), 1967.
BRINGING MARY HOME The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # RLP-1478, 1966. (Also released as BANKS OF THE OHIO, London # 93, Date?)
HOOTENANNY: A BLUE GRASS SPECIAL ['John Duffy (sic) and'] The Country Gentlemen, Design # DLP 613. Was Pickwick International # JS6156, 1963.
BLUEGRASS AT CARNEGIE HALL ['John Duffey & Charlie Waller and'] The Country Gentlemen, Gusto # 0696-2, 2008. Was Hollywood # HCD113, 1987. Was Gusto # 102, 1983. Was Starday # SLP174, 1962.
IN CONCERT The Country Gentlemen, London # 86 (live), Date?
FOLK HITS BLUEGRASS STYLE The Country Gentlemen, London # 52, Date?
BATTLE OF BLUEGRASS The Country Gentlemen and Jim & Jesse, London # 180, Date?
THE BEST OF BLUEGRASS (Spine title: THE LONG BLACK VEIL) Country Gentlemen, Starday # N5-2172, 1985. (CAS)
LAID BACK The Masters, Pinecastle # 1065, 1997.
SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY The Masters, CMH # 6268, 1990.
THE MASTERS The Masters, CMH # 6266, 1989.
SENSATIONAL TWIN BANJOS Eddie Adcock and Don Reno, Rebel # 1482, 1968 & 1992.
COUNTRY MUSIC HERITAGE: THE LEGACY OF CMH RECORDS Eddie Adcock & Talk Of The Town and Various Artists, CMH # LP-6400, 2017.
THE PATUXENT BANJO PROJECT (2-CD set) Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, Patuxent # 250, 2014.
PICKIN' LIKE A GIRL (4-CD Box set) Daughters of Bluegrass (with Martha Adcock), Blue Circle # BCR-036, 2013.
FIRST TEAR Akira Otsuka, with Eddie Adcock and Various Artists, Patuxent # 231, 2012.
TWENTY SONGS OF THE SOUTH Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, Pinecastle # PRC 4013, 2011.
LET THE LIGHT SHINE DOWN - A GOSPEL TRIBUTE TO BILL MONROE The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Rebel # 7529, 2011.
LET THE LIGHT SHINE DOWN The Country Gentlemen, Rebel # 1675, 1991.
JOHN DUFFEY: THE REBEL YEARS John Duffey with Eddie Adcock, the Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Rebel # CD-1836, 2011.
BLUEGRASS BANJO FEATURING FLATT & SCRUGGS [['John Duff[e]y (sic) &']] The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Essential Media Group, # XX?, 2011.
BLUEGRASS BOUQUET Daughters of Bluegrass (with Martha Adcock), Blue Circle # BCR-017, 2008.
ULTIMATE BANJO Eddie Adcock, The Masters, and Various Artists, Pinecastle # 4011, 2008.
BEST LOVED BLUEGRASS: 20 ALL-TIME FAVORITES The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Rebel # REB-8004,2008.
TRUE BLUEGRASS: INSTRUMENTALS Eddie Adcock and Various Artists, Rebel # CD-8003, 2007.
BLUEGRASS: AN AMERICAN TRADITION Eddie & Martha Adcock, The Masters and Various Artists, Pinecastle # PRC-4010, 2007.
B.A.B.A. SESSIONS - VOL. 1 Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, Bay Area Bluegrass Association, 2007.
THIRTY YEARS OF BLUEGRASS The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Gusto # GT-7711-2, 2006.
IN GOOD COMPANY Jimmy Gaudreau, with Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # 8983, 2006.
TO A DOVE Heather Berry, with Eddie & Martha Adcock, Blue Circle # BCR-004, 2006.
REMEMBRANCE OF YOU Francine Michaels, with Eddie & Martha Adcock, MTM # MTM-003, 2006.
ESSENTIAL BLUEGRASS - BLUEGRASS GOSPEL Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, Pinecastle # PRC-4008, 2006.
BLUEGRASS FROM HEAVEN - ESSENTIAL BLUEGRASS GOSPEL, VOL. 2 Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, McMinnvillle # 3964 (CMH sub-label), 2005.
CLASSIC BLUEGRASS, VOL. 2 The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Smithsonian Folkways # 40163, 2005.
CLASSIC SOUTHERN GOSPEL The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Smithsonian Folkways # 40137, 2005.
THE ESSENTIAL BLUEGRASS CHRISTMAS COLLECTION - CHRISTMAS TIME'S A-COMIN' The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Time-Life # 18988, 2004.
PURE PICKIN': CLASSIC BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTALS Eddie Adcock & Don Reno and Various Artists, Time-Life/Warner # TL- 19851-2, OPCD-8522, 2004.
RANDY WALLER Randy Waller, with Eddie & Martha Adcock, Lendel # LR-5401, 2004.
SOLDIER'S JOY: A CIVIL WAR ODYSSEY INSPIRED BY COLD MOUNTAIN Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, CMH # CD-8820, 2004.
THE BEST OF KING AND STARDAY BLUEGRASS (4-CD Box Set) The Country Gentlemen, II Generation and Various Artists, King # KG-0952-4-2, 2004.
CHRISTMAS TIME'S A-COMIN' The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Time-Life #18988, 2004.
A PINECASTLE CHRISTMAS GATHERIN' Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, Pinecastle # 1133, 2003.
CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Rebel # CD-1800, 2003.
KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE: BLUEGRASS SALUTES THE CARTER FAMILY Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # CD-8435, 2003.
PRIME CUTS OF BLUEGRASS, VOL. 63 Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, KBC # KBC-CD-0063, 2003.
A COLLECTION John Duffey, with Eddie Adcock, the Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Rebel # CD-0022, 2002.
THE PIONEERS OF BLUEGRASS The Masters and Various Artists, CMH # CH-8660, 2002.
WORLD'S GREATEST BLUEGRASS BANJOS Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # CD-8417, 2002.
THE ESSENTIAL BLUEGRASS COLLECTION Eddie Adcock & Martha and Various Artists, CMH # CD-1798, 2002.
DUELING BANJOS Eddie Adcock & Talk Of The Town, The Masters, and Various Artists, CMH # CD-1795, 2002.
RHYTHM OF THE MOUNTAINS Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, CMH # CD-1708, 2002.
BROKEN HEARTS OF BLUEGRASS Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, CMH # CD-8411, 2002.
REGGAEBILLY Peter Rowan, with Eddie Adcock, A-Train Entertainment, 2002.
CLASSIC BLUEGRASS The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Smithsonian Folkways # 40092, 2002.
IN MEMORY OF A FRIEND: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF RANDALL HYLTON Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, Pinecastle # 1116, 2001.
AROUND THE WORLD TO POOR VALLEY (8-CD Box Set) Bill Clifton with The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Bear Family BCD # 16425 HK, 2001.
JUST BECAUSE Mac Wiseman, with Eddie Adcock, Wise # MAC-W102, 2001.
LETTER EDGED IN BLACK Mac Wiseman, with Eddie Adcock, Wise # MAC-W101, 2001.
DESTINATION APPALACHIA Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, National Geographic / Sugo Music #SRO102, 2001.
BANJO HALL OF FAME - 42 ALL-TIME BANJO CLASSICS (3-CD Set) Eddie & Martha Adcock, Talk Of The Town, The Masters and Various Artists, CMH # CD-1794, 2001.
SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, CMH # 8028, 1998; CMH # 8060, 2001.
BLUEGRASS THEN AND NOW Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, CMH # CD-1790, 2000.
FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN - 20 BLUEGRASS CLASSICS Eddie (& Martha) Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # CD-8047, 2000.
ALWAYS IN STYLE: A COLLECTION John Duffey, with Eddie Adcock, the Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Sugar Hill # SUG-CD-3926, 2000.
SNOWFLAKES AND DIAMONDS The Abeels, with Eddie Adcock, TA # 991, 1999.
20 GOLDEN COUNTRY WALTZES Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, CMH # CD-3927, 1998.
A GIFT FOR KEITH Jim & Jesse, with Eddie Adcock, OD # 498-17, 1998.
35 YEARS OF THE BEST IN BLUEGRASS 1960-1995 (4-CD Box Set) The Country Gentlemen, Eddie Adcock & Don Reno, II Generation and Various Artists, Rebel # 4000, 1997.
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BANJO Eddie Adcock and Various Artists, Pinecastle # 1070, 1997.
PRIME CUTS OF BLUEGRASS, VOL. 26 Jim & Jesse, with Eddie Adcock, KBC # KBC-CD-0026, 1997.
THAT'S BLUEGRASS! 20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION Eddie Adcock Band, Eddie & Martha Adcock, The Masters and Various Artists, CMH # D-1779, 1995.
BLUEGRASS FROM HEAVEN - THE ESSENTIAL GOSPEL COLLECTION Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, CMH # 8008, 1995.
DOGGONE COUNTRY Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, CMH # 6273, 1994.
LEGENDS OF BLUEGRASS 3 Eddie Adcock & Martha and Various Artists, CMH # CD-3903, 1994.
FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN - 16 BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTAL HITS Eddie (& Martha) Adcock and VariousArtists, CMH # CD-4902, 1992.
BLUEGRASS BANJOS! ['John Duffy (sic) &'] The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Pickwick # P8 285, Date? (8-track tape)
THE BEST OF BLUEGRASS, VOLUME 1: STANDARDS The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, PolyGram / Mercury # 848 979-2, 1991.
GRASSROOTS TO BLUEGRASS Mac Wiseman, with Eddie & Martha Adcock, CMH # 9041, 1990.
THE ORIGINAL BLUEGRASS SPECTACULAR! Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # CD-5902, 1990; CMH # CD-5909, 1999.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BLUEGRASS BANDS # 2 Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # CD-5901, 1989.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BLUEGRASS BANDS IInd Generation and Various Artists, CMH # CD-5900, 1989.
DAD THE DOBRO MAN Josh Graves & Billy Troy, with Eddie Adcock, CMH # 6264, 1988.
CHRISTMAS TIME BACK HOME The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Rebel # 1600, 1988.
BLUEGRASS, THE WORLD'S GREATEST SHOW the Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Sugar Hill # 2201, 1987.
30 BLUEGRASS HITS The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists with Eddie & Martha Adcock, Deluxe # DLX-7819, 1987.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BLUEGRASS PICKERS Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # CD-5905, 1986, 1991.
GUITARS & BANJOS - THE HEROES Eddie & Martha Adcock with guests, and Various Artists, CMH # 9040, released 1990. (Double album: 1/2 Adcocks with guests, 1/2 Various Artists.)
BLUEGRASS - THE WORLD'S GREATEST SHOW (Originally 'The Greatest Show On Earth') The 'Original' ('Classic') Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Sugar Hill # 2201, 1987. GRAMMY WINNER.
DARLIN' DARLIN' David Allan Coe, Columbia # 39617, 1985.
FOR THE RECORD: THE FIRST TEN YEARS David Allan Coe, with Eddie & Martha Adcock, Columbia # 39585, 1984.
JUST DIVORCED David Allan Coe, with Eddie & Martha Adcock, Columbia # 39269, 1984.
THE WALLS OF TIME Peter Rowan, with Eddie Adcock, Sugar Hill # 3722, 1982.
IF TEARDROPS WERE PENNIES Mac Wiseman, with Eddie Adcock, CBS/51 West # 16280, 1980.
BOOGIEWOOGIEFLATTOPGUITARPICKIN'MAN Joe Maphis and Rose Lee, with Eddie & Martha Adcock, CMH # 6239, 1979.
SUPER PICKER SPECIAL Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # 6227, 1978.
COUNTRY GOSPEL COLLECTION Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, CMH # 9013, 1978.
MAC WISEMAN SINGS GORDON LIGHTFOOT Mac Wiseman, with Eddie Adcock, CMH # CD-6296, 2002; # 6217, 1977.
BLUEGRASS MEMORIES Crossroads Quartet, with Eddie Adcock, CMH # 6211, 1976.
BANJO IN THE HILLS The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Gusto Records # GT5-104, 1976. (CAS)
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Starday-King # N5-2102, 1976. (CAS)
CONCERT FAVORITES Mac Wiseman, with Eddie Adcock, RCA, Stetson/Hat # 3100, 1973.
BLUEGRASS ON MY MIND Reno & Harrell, Starday # SLP481, 1972.
BLUEGRASS SPECTACULAR The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Starday # SLP-232, 1963.
FIVE STRING BANJO JAMBOREE SPECTACULAR The Country Gentlemen and Various Artists, Starday # SLP-136, 1961.
DVD / VIDEO :
THE BANJO OF EDDIE ADCOCK Eddie Adcock with Martha Adcock, Homespun Tapes (instructional), 1999.
BLUEGRASS GUITAR, FINGERPICKING STYLE, TAUGHT BY EDDIE ADCOCK (Was FINGERSTYLE BLUEGRASSGUITAR TAUGHT BY EDDIE ADCOCK) Eddie Adcock with Martha Adcock, Homespun Tapes (instructional), 1990.
GREAT BANJO LESSONS / BLUEGRASS STYLE Eddie Adcock with Martha Adcock, and Various Artists, Homespun Tapes (instructional), 2007.
GREAT GUITAR LESSONS / BLUES AND COUNTRY FINGERPICKING Eddie Adcock with Martha Adcock, andVarious Artists, Homespun Tapes (instructional), 1995.
GRASSROOTS TO BLUEGRASS Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, Gabriel, 1999.
THE EDDIE ADCOCK BAND AT WOODSTOCK '92 National Entertainment Network, 1992.
THE CLASSIC COUNTRY GENTS AT WOODSTOCK '92 National Entertainment Network, 1992.
TENNESSEE BANJO INSTITUTE Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, TBI # 01, 1992.
DOG The Eddie Adcock Band, CMH, 1996.
BANJOS RINGING Eddie & Martha Adcock and Various Artists, Wells # 01, 1998.
THE BEST OF BLUEGRASS The Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, The Bluegrass Collector's Set, 2002.
THE BEST OF BLUEGRASS GOSPEL, Part 2 The Eddie Adcock Band and Various Artists, The Bluegrass Collector's Set, 2002.
- ^Profile (with date and place of birth), bioandlyrics.com; accessed October 30, 2015.
- ^Eddie Adcock profile, answers.com; accessed October 30, 2015.
- ^Eddie Adcock profile, answers.com; accessed October 30, 2015.
- ^Profile, CMT.com; accessed October 30, 2015.
- ^Profile, BBC.co.uk; accessed October 30, 2015.
Cary, NC — The latest legislative update from the blog of NC Representative Gale Adcock.
A Short Session Faced with Pandemic, Unemployment and Public Protesting
The legislative short session kicked off on April 28, a date specified when the long session adjourned on January 14. When we adjourned in January there was every reason to anticipate a typical short session: budget wrangling, the passage of a few remaining bills, and adjournment with plenty of time to campaign for the November election.
But in the intervening 15 weeks, the world dramatically changed with the discovery of a novel coronavirus in a single Chinese province. Its global spread was rapid, soon reaching the definition of a pandemic. The first US case was diagnosed in Washington state in late January; NC documented its first case in early March.
The usual routines of schools, businesses and families have since been incredibly disrupted. Unemployment is at a new high. The need for online learning has laid bare the geographic and socioeconomic divide in the availability of broadband internet. Serious health disparities for people of color and those without access to health insurance (acknowledged as longstanding problems in our state before COVID-19) are the cause of higher rates of infection and death for these populations.
Fifty years after the civil rights movement, our country is facing protest marches, rioting in many cities, and widespread public outcry for criminal justice reform after the latest episode of extreme force used by police officers against people of color, particularly black men.
These are the conditions in which the General Assembly has engaged in a short session like no other.
The House Convenes Virtually, Making History
With health experts urging statewide actions to ‘flatten the curve’ of new COVID-19 cases and the resultant ‘stay at home’ executive order (now a ‘safer at home’ executive order), the House made history when the short session gavelled in, using Zoom to convene committee meetings and live-streaming floor sessions on YouTube with proxy voting allowed by new House rules.
In addition to protecting public health, an upside to this new world order is that citizens can easily tune in to committee meetings that previously required travel to Raleigh. House and Senate floor sessions can be viewed rather than just heard (although audio-only is still available). Access to each day’s legislative calendar; committee links with meeting times, agendas and documents; and video and audio links for each Chamber are available here.
April 28-May 2 was devoted to unanimously passing two COVID-19 response bills which Governor Cooper quickly signed into law. Session Law 2020-3 sets education, economic support, health and state operations policies. Session Law 2020-4 appropriates $1.4 B of the state’s federal CARES Act funds. Read the specifics on the NCGA webpage under Session Laws.
Major Bills Passed Recently
Some of the most noteworthy bills passed in recent days include:
The Second Chance Act (SB 562)
After 13 months of legislative inaction, the Second Chance Act passed the NC House unanimously on June 10 after passing the NC Senate unanimously in 2019. The Second Chance Act is an important step in improving expunctions in North Carolina. Expunctions help people who committed crimes a long time ago clear their records and improve their opportunities for jobs and housing. Some of the improvements include:
- Provides automatic record clearing for charges dismissed or disposed of as “not guilty.”
- Allows expunctions for people whose convictions are treated as juvenile offenses under the Raise the Age law.
- Expands eligibility for expunctions for people who have been convicted of multiple nonviolent misdemeanors.
Read more about the bill in this WRAL.com article.
The ‘Gym’ Bill
HB 594 as originally written pertained to HOA bylaws when it passed the House in 2019. It was sitting dormant in a Senate committee when an Alamance county senator decided to strip the original language and use the bill as a vehicle to reopen gyms and fitness facilities. Stripping bills is a common occurrence in the short session since to be eligible for action most bills must have passed one Chamber in the long session.
The ‘new’ bill contained rigorous requirements for screening and distancing of employees and participants, for equipment cleaning after each use and for thorough daily facility cleaning, among other stipulations.
As a nurse practitioner, I understand and value the physical and mental benefits of regular exercise and wellness activities. In addition, many health & fitness facilities are small women-owned businesses.
I looked forward to voting for this bill and supporting the health & fitness industry and these small business owners.
New Language Would Strip Authorities from Governor and DHHS Secretary
Unfortunately, the same senator bill sponsor decided at the last minute to add verbatim the language of the recently vetoed bar bill – and new language that I could not support because I am a health care provider with a background in public health. The new language stripped the governor of his executive authority to close newly reopened bars if COVID-19 trends make it advisable to do so. It also stripped the Secretary of DHHS of her authority to close a business that threatens public health through its business practices (declaring it an ‘imminent health hazard’).
The new language required that the governor’s decision to close bars and a DHHS decision to declare a business an imminent threat would be ultimately decided by a vote of the 9 member Council of State. The Council of State are politicians elected statewide, including the Attorney General, the Commissioner of Agriculture, the Secretary of State and the State Auditor. They are all elected to do important jobs, but none involve issues of public health. Stripping away the power of the governor’s public health team would limit their ability to respond to illegal mass gatherings and to respond to changing COVID-19 conditions.
The new bill never received a House committee hearing; no amendments or changes were allowed on the floor. I was very disappointed to have to vote against it.
The bill passed 69 to 50 and now heads to Governor Cooper for his signature or veto.
Elections Bill Offers Safe Options for Voting
With health officials expecting the coronavirus to keep many people away from the polls this year, it was important for the legislature to act quickly to make sure that county boards of elections are prepared for more absentee ballot requests. While the bill was not perfect, it safely expands access to voting while making this year’s election more secure.
HB 1169 will make these changes for the 2020 election:
- One witness instead of two for completed absentee ballots
- Flexibility in the filling of positions for precinct officials
- Allowing completed absentee ballot request forms to be emailed or faxed to county board of elections
- Providing an additional two weeks for county boards to approve requests for absentee ballots
- Requiring the State Board of Elections to create an online portal for submission of requests for absentee ballots by September 1, 2020
Task Force Created to Address Racial Inequity in the NC Criminal Justice System
Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 145 on June 10, forming the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. The task force will recommend solutions to stop discriminatory law enforcement and criminal justice practices, and hold public safety officers accountable.
Led by Attorney General Josh Stein and North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls, the task force will convene a wide range of stakeholders including: community policing advocates, state and local law enforcement agencies, justice-involved individuals, representatives of the judicial branch, individuals from marginalized populations and more.
The task force will develop and help implement policy solutions to address systemic racial bias in criminal justice and submit legislative and municipal recommendations on or before December 1, 2020.
The Executive Order also creates a Center for the Prevention of Law Enforcement Use of Deadly Force within the State Bureau of Investigation to track statistics and improve training related to the use of force.
Also last week, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety Erik Hooks directed law enforcement agencies under the purview of the Department of Public Safety to ensure each division has a ‘duty to intervene’ policy in place. He also directed that divisions conduct policy reviews on use of force, deescalation techniques, arrest procedures, cultural sensitivity training and internal investigation processes. Executive Order No. 145 directs cabinet agencies and encourages non-cabinet state agencies with sworn law enforcement officers to do the same.
Read the full Order and FAQ.
National Data Speaks Volumes
Communities of color are disproportionately affected at each stage of the criminal justice system. National data is sobering:
- Black adults are 5.9 times more likely to be incarcerated than white adults;
- Hispanic adults are 3.1 times more likely to be incarcerated than white adults;
- Black drivers are approximately twice as likely as white drivers to be pulled over by law enforcement for a traffic stop;
- Black defendants are more likely to be jailed before trial than white defendants;
- The murders of white people are more likely to be solved than the murders of black people;
- When black men and white men are convicted of the same crime, black men receive a prison sentence that is 20 percent longer;
- Black women are imprisoned at twice the rate of white women; and
- Black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement than are white men; black women are 1.4 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement than are white women.
- Individuals interested in serving on the task force can visit the Governor’s website to apply.
DHHS Shares Health Guidance to Re-Open Public Schools
State education and health leaders have announced the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) health guidance for resuming in-person instruction in NC public schools. The toolkit provides a baseline for health practices to be followed to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 as North Carolina resumes classroom instruction.
Re-opening plans will be determined by the status of COVID-19. Schools may reopen according to three scenarios – Plan A: Minimal Social Distancing, Plan B: Moderate Social Distancing, or Plan C: Remote Learning Only.
Governor Cooper and health officials have warned that people must continue to take COVID-19 precautions to ensure schools can resume in-person instruction.
The Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) was developed using the most current CDC guidance for schools and includes requirements and recommendations for eight areas: Social Distancing and Minimizing Exposure; Cloth Face Coverings; Protecting Vulnerable Populations; Cleaning and Hygiene; Monitoring for Symptoms; Handling Suspected, Presumptive or Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19; Communication and Combating Misinformation; Water and Ventilation Systems; Transportation; and Coping and Resilience.
For example, the Toolkit requires students and others to be screened for illness before entering school and requires floor markings to help maintain social distance. It also includes sample screening symptom checklists in English and Spanish, a flow chart protocol for handling suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, and a checklist of infection control supplies schools may need. The Toolkit will be updated as new health guidance is released by the CDC and additional resources are made available.
Questions regarding the Toolkit in English or Spanish can be directed to [email protected]
Toll Free Numbers for COVID-19 Questions
- Text COVIDNC to 898211 to get state coronavirus alerts.
- Call 1-888-600-1685 to connect families in need of childcare options.
- There is a Hope Line at 1-866-578-4673 for older adults experiencing isolation due to social distancing.
- The Small Business Administration Customer Service Center can be reached at 1-800-659-2955.
- A helpful FAQ for small businesses is here.
The Short Session Continues
The state expects a significant shortfall when revenue figures are reported after the (new) July 15 income tax filing deadline. A proposed two-year budget bill that passed in spring 2019 was vetoed by Governor Cooper (the House passed a veto override in September; the Senate never took an override vote). Because of this, the state has been operating under the FY 2018-2019 budget with some spending increases as the result of small targeted appropriations bills.
It is likely in the coming weeks that a series of mini-budget bills will be filed instead of a single comprehensive budget bill. Just like many of you, the legislature is figuring out how to conduct business under new and uncertain conditions.
I will send another update when the short session adjourns. In the meantime, I hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy. Reach me at [email protected] or call Suzanne Smith in my legislative office at 919-733-5602 if we can assist you in any way. Thank you for staying in touch with me and for allowing me to represent the people of District 41.
Dupligonadcock Games By: Austin Adcock Basketball
Dupligonadcock Games By: Austin Adcock Football
From the blog of NC District 41 Representative Gale Adcock. Photos by Cary’s Hustle Fitness Studio and the public Facebook of Governor Roy Cooper.