Adam is a Hammered Dulcimer player, teacher and performer from Daisytown, Pennsylvania.
He is currently a student at California University of Pennsylvania where he majors in theatre with minors in music and musical
theatre. He also plans to obtain a masters degree in elementary and special education. He is involved in three university
choirs, plays the tuba in the marching band, plays tennis and is in the bowling club. Adam has been playing the hammered
dulcimer for eleven years. He has performed solo and with his band, Sutch Sounds, at a variety of events, such as banquets,
festivals, weddings and other live entertainment. He has recently performed with the Washington Symphony Orchestra.
He teaches workshops for the dulcimer and instructs private lessons.
Members of the Sutch Sounds Band
Adam Sutch on The Hammered Dulcimer
Ron Howes on Lead Guitar
Darlene Howes on Rhythm Guitar & Rhythm inst.
Aaron Sutch on Marimbula & spoons
Austin Sutch on the Bodhran & limberjacks
Jim Sutch-- Sound Technician
Adam started his dulcimer career at
the beautiful Benners Campground. He took a workshop
to learn about Hammered Dulcimer. Adam had no problem learning how to play this instrument.
left the peaceful mountains empty handed....about a week before Christmas his parents made a trip to Coshocton, Ohio to purchase
him a dulcimer from the fantastic Wildwood Music Store. They presented him with a Dusty Strings D35 model.....He soon outgrew
the small size and yearned to have higher and lower ranges. His parents were unable to purchase another one so he collected
his savings from birthday's, holiday's and working in the family deer processing business. He purchased the biggest dulcimer
he could find.....the Dusty Strings D600. Since that time he has purchased many more larger models.
Adam competed in the Mid-Eastern Regional Dulcimer competition in May 2005 and placed third, but was named champion
of the open competition.
He has been busy performing for various festivals, banquets, ladies groups, farmers markets, open mics and coffee
dens. He recently did a benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims.....
Adam enjoys playing and performing on his Hammered Dulcimer, his goal is to one day be the National Hammered Dulcimer
On May 21, 2007 Adam competed in the Mid-Eastern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition at the Historic Roscoe Village
in Coshocton, ohio and was named the Mid Eastern Hammered Dulcimer Champion. He will be traveling to Winfield, Kansas in September
to compete in the National competition.
On September 20, 2008 Adam competed in the National Hammered Dulcimer Competition in Winfield Kansas. He was named
third in the nation and received a trophy, $50, a Cloud Nine 17/16/8 handcrafted hammered dulcimer made by Michael Allen
of Ostrander, Ohio, valued at approx.$1,500 in a customed made case from Coon Hollow Canvas of Kila, Montana and two sets
On Saturday September 19, 2009 Adam once again competed in the National Hammered Dulcimer competition in Winfield
Kansas, and was named second in the nation and received a trophy, $75 and a Cloud Nine 17/ 16/8 handcrafted dulcimer made
by Michael Allen of Ostrander, Ohio in a customed made case from Coon Hollow Canvas and two sets of hammers. Adam plans to
return next year and maybe the third time will be a charm.