Adi the Monk is a guitarist and solo artist based in Asheville, North Carolina.
He is featured as a regular performer at the Biltmore Estate, Carmel's in the Grove Arcade and Whistle Hop Brewing Company.
Though born and raised in Illinois, Adi served as a Monk for 8 years in the Vaishnava tradition and has lived in temples in India and Nepal. He has also lived in the Philippines, Greece and the Middle East.
Echoing traditions of Blues, Jazz and Funk, Adi's music is very personal and expressive, transcending stylistic boundaries:
"His smooth guitar style stands out for its innovation and imagination" (Mountain Xpress, June 2017)
Adi is a multi-instrumentalist who has always had a special love for stringed instruments. Some of his biggest musical influences are Miles Davis, Hubert Sumlin and Jimi Hendrix.