Adam Ahrens is a fingerstyle guitarist and multi-instrumentalist based in Austin Texas since 1993.
He is primarily known for his work on solo acoustic guitar, residing in roots genres ranging from Hawaiian slack key to Southern Americana, with his feet squarely planted in guitar standards. His songwriting and departures into narrative lyricism have been a staple of the three commercial recordings Ahrens has released dating back to the 2008 album, Fond du Lac, selected by Greg Beets writing for the Austin Chronicle as a “Texas Top 10.” As a featured guitarist for Alan Govnar's "Prince of Country Blues," Ahrens segued his music into other visual and creative pieces and recently has a place in the Documentary Ciclo from director Andrea Martinez Crowther. Looking into the album Black Pepper Corn, you find a song list of largely traditional song forms that span borders and regions far and wide. Slack key as always has a seat at Ahrens' table alongside West African high life guitar, Travis style picking and regionally chosen Mexican/Texana forms.