Bob Adamek

Start date: October 2010

Role: Photographer


Lives In: Harrisonburg, Virginia

Bio: Bob’s love of music is second only to his love of family and friends. He began playing bass in 1980 and has worked since in a wide variety of bands as well as studying jazz at the Manhattan School of Music in 1986-87. He started a second obsession in 2006, concert photography, and has traveled extensively photographing concerts and festivals ever since.

Bob also teaches music and runs a couple of music mentoring programs for kids in his home town of Harrisonburg, VA, where he lives with his wife and two children. He has been writing and photographing for Honest Tune since 2010, getting to cover Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest and Bear Creek along the way.

Top 10 Acts I Love To See

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners
Tin Men
JJ Grey and MOFRO
Funky Meters
New Mastersounds
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Favorite Images

1. Big Chief Victor Harris – Big Chief Victor Harris of the FiYiYi Mardi Gras Indians, tore up the Jazz and Heritage stage at this years Jazz Fest in New Orleans, showing off a simply amazing hand made suit while singing and dancing.

2. Galactic – Stanton Moore added another amazing memory to the 2011 Jazz Fest in New Orleans when he grabbed his snare drum off it’s stand during his solo, bringing it to the front of the stage, and continuing the solo with the help of his band mates holding other toys for him to play with.


3. New Mastersounds with Art Neville – The New Mastersounds with Art Neville closed Crawfish Fest in NJ this year with a spectacular set. I was lucky to organize this shot and have the sun slip me into it as well.