I posted this previously elsewhere but would like to share it again here.
1949 - 2013
This world lost a very fine man when Michael Adams passed away on September 26, 2013. Mike was a highly regarded poet of Colorado who had roots in the ancient hills of Appalachia and the steel mills of Pittsburgh. A skilled and prolific wordsmith, Mike was also a fierce and passionate defender of the Earth. He was a devoted husband to his beautiful wife, Claire, and a caring friend to many people. I had the good fortune to collaborate and perform with Mike on many occasions during the 1990s when I lived in Colorado. He was an inspiring colleague who challenged me and kept me honest but, above all, he was a gracious, generous friend. I will always remember his strong, clear voice and the sweet tones as his fingers danced along those banjo strings. He will be missed but never forgotten.