Two rising stars of the traditional Irish music pantheon, fiddler Adam Agee and guitarist/tenor banjo player Jon Sousa in concert at Café P On Tuesday August 23rd at 8pm, the
Two rising stars of the traditional Irish music pantheon, fiddler Adam Agee and guitarist/tenor banjo player Jon Sousa in concert at Café P
On Tuesday August 23rd at 8pm, the Café Paradiso stage will witness the finely woven spells of two rising stars of the traditional Irish music pantheon, fiddler Adam Agee and guitarist/tenor banjo player Jon Sousa.
Adam & Jon have been enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean since joining forces in 2005 in Boulder, CO. Moving to Ireland in 2008 to further immerse themselves in the music, land, and culture, they soaked up the vibrant scene in Ennis, County Clare. Back in Boulder since 2009, they continue to hone their uniquely sensitive sound, touring internationally. Their recordings have met with over 42,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, their most popular track reaching well over a million plays.
Raised in the mountains above Santa Cruz, California and Boulder, Colorado, Adam availed himself of the ever evolving Irish music scene here in the States, studying with many iconic living tradition bearers, before first traveling to Ireland in 2004. Adam brings unusual depth and heart to his fiddling, whether it be a driving dance tune or whispering lament. Performing for more than 20 years now, he is also in demand as a teacher.
Jon first fell in musical love with his mother’s 70’s folk records. He journeyed on through rock, electronic dance music, and African percussion, finally landing in traditional Irish music. His passion drove him to the French countryside to study with master finger style guitarist Pierre Bensusan, to Senegal, West Africa, to study Sabar drumming, and finally Ireland, where he earned his Master of Arts degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick.
Finely attuned to their instruments and the deep well of the Irish tradition, they are guaranteed to captivate and uplift. Admission is $12 in advance, on line at café paradiso.net or in person at Café Paradiso, or $15 at the door.
“This fiddler and guitarist from Colorado are creating waves across the States and beyond. Not only do they play the music of the Auld Country with sensitivity and soul, they also bring their own brand of modernism to the Irish tradition.”�—Irish Music Magazine
“Adam’s music has been familiar to me for many years… I’ve never heard him play a note that wasn’t sincere and from the heart. His music is true and free from pretense. He constantly seeks the deepest expression of the music.”�—Martin Hayes
“When it comes to the traditional Irish music genre, the names of Boulder-based Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are being echoed from Denver to Dublin. Having performed on stage with Irish music icons including Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Robbie O’Connell, and John Doyle, the duo has been getting the attention they deserve. Their dedication and joy given to the tradition is abundantly evident, whether they are performing on stage or teaching their art to students of music.”�—Pat McCullough, Celtic Events & Entertainment
“Brilliantly conceived and executed debut album… creative and thoughtful combinations… seamless transitions and musical excellence…”�—Rodger Hara, Celtic Connection