St. Patrick’s Day Concert at the Rialto Theater

Hello dear friends and music lovers!

We are super-excited to be performing again this year at the beautiful historic Rialto Theater in Loveland, on the Irish high-holy-day itself, Thursday, March 17th. We are putting together our favorite material for this special evening of celebration. Joining us on tabla (classical Indian percussion) will be special guest, Steve Bross. We hope to see you there!

Tickets: $22 adult, $15 senior/student/military/child, $26 day of show.

Doors: 6:15p
Showtime: 7p

Advance tickets are on sale now. This all-ages show has reserved seating, so come reserve your seats at the Rialto website:

http://www.rialtotheatercenter.org/traditional-irish-music

Our debut duo album, Suantraí, is now available for sale. Recorded in DSD Pure at Boulder’s own Immersive Studios with the help of Jonathan Skinas, we took immense care in the crafting of this album, from the arrangement and selection of tunes to the sonic quality in the studio. You can check it out at CDBaby.com! You can purchase a physical copy of the album (oooh…physical!) or download a digital copy and be listening in minutes. Just click the link below!

Adam Agee & Jon Sousa: Suantraí

 

P.S. If you enjoy the album, you can write a review on our CD Baby page and let everyone know what you think. This helps us out!

Bios

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are two of Colorado’s most sought-after traditional Irish musicians. Since 2004, they have been journeying together through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo, enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Adam and Jon have put down musical roots in County Clare, where they lived together, and now make frequent visits.  Their connection to their instruments and the transcendent energy in their music is guaranteed to captivate and uplift audiences of all ages.

In recent years, they have appeared at Colorado’s Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, where they performed on stage with Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, John Doyle, Robbie O’Connell, and others. They were also honored to headline at the first annual Durango Celtic Festival in March of 2013.

Adam Agee’s fiddle music is alive, dynamically fluid, and colorful. Raised in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California and Boulder, Colorado, Adam came first to Ireland in 2004, basing himself in Ennis, County Clare, where he discovered a new home. Through opportunities in America and Ireland, he has had the chance to study with many of today’s living tradition-bearers. His exposure to diverse influences makes Adam’s music deeply American, while his pursuit of sound has led him to focused expression through the Irish tradition. Within the rapidly developing culture of traditional music, suffused and enriched by a global exchange of ideas, Adam’s fiddle playing is grounded in a personal, aesthetic quest. He has been teaching and performing for 15 years.

Jon Sousa fell in love with music at an early age, listening to the 70’s folk albums in his mother’s record collection. He journeyed on to rock music, passed through the realm of electronic dance music, then made his way on to West African percussion, and finally landed in the world of traditional Irish music. Jon’s passion for music has taken him all over the world, from the beautiful countryside of France to study with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan, to Senegal, West Africa, to study Sabar Drumming, and eventually to reside in Ireland in 2008. There he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music while earning his Master of Arts degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick.

Jon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

 

Teaching

Adam and Jon provide lively and engaging instructional workshops for music festivals and camps, and also offer full-day and half-day school workshops.

View a PDF guide to school workshop packages and pricing here.

“Irish Music with Jon and Adam is an experience not to be missed. These young men spent the day at our school and had our entire school community dancing reels, slipjigs and jigs to the tunes they masterfully created. They had all our students (aged 3-12) enthused and interested in their strange and exotic instruments and creative stories. After school, they set up in our courtyard and entertained the students as they left for the day and had the parents, the staff, and even the neighbors enthralled with the beautiful sounds they create.

Throughout the many workshops given that day, Jon and Adam demonstrated natural teaching ability as well as incredible energy, talent and an obvious commitment to the power and beauty of the Arts.
Highly recommended!”

—Danielle Beaulieu, Primary School Principal, International School of Paris

“The Helen Sharman School was visited by the musicians Jonathan Sousa and Adam Agee on Friday, October 22nd. Jonathan and Adam were invited to provide two Irish music workshops, firstly to children aged 4-7 and afterwards to a group of 8-11 year olds.

The workshops covered the different rhythms within traditional Irish music and demonstrated the playing of the violin and guitar. At the end of the afternoon, parents were invited to join the children for a performance by the musicians.

Adam and Jonathan have a calm, gentle manner with the children and encourage them to volunteer their ideas. The part of the workshops which covered rhythm and beats was done so in an unforgettable way, very much at the children’s level. They used humour in their demonstrations of the use of their instruments as well as playing beautifully for the children. Both age ranges responded very well and retained much of the information.

The performance which the whole school was treated to at the end of the day was just that: a real treat. The children sat in silence, completely mesmerised, and there were many foot-tapping parents. It brought the school half term to a very warm climax and sent everyone home smilingly ready for their holiday.

I would recommend Jonathan and Adam for both workshops for small groups of children as well as for performances. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.”

—Sue Beattie, Head Teacher at the Helen Sharman School. Assen, Netherlands.

 

Shows

Friday, March 11th
Spruce Confections, North Boulder
4684 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
8 – 10am
Free

Thursday, March 17th
Adam Agee & Jon Sousa St. Patrick’s Day concert
The Rialto Theater
228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537
6:15pm Doors, 7:00pm Show
Join us for a magical night of Traditional Irish music in this historic and beautiful theater!
Reserved Seating. Click here to purchase tickets:
www.rialtotheatercenter.org/traditional-irish-music

 

past appearances

 

September 18th
GiG Performance Space
Santa Fe, NM
7:30pm Showtime – tickets $20
http://www.gigsantafe.com

September 19th
Dr. Blue’s in Albuquerque, NM
7pm house concert & pot-luck – please bring a dish to share.
Donations for the Artists are requested
Information and directions call 505 268 5504

September 20th
The Witch’s Brew Coffee Shop in Albuquerque
1517 Girard Blvd NE – Albuquerque, NM
7pm Showtime – suggested donation

September 24th – 27th
Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival
http://www.celticmusicfest.com/
July 4th – 11th
Shasta Music Summit
Adam and Jon will be teaching and performing.

http://shastamusicsummit.com/

June 12th
The Pullman Room downstairs at the Strater Theater, Durango, CO
7pm showtime
For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1475630

June 14th
Hotel Telluride, Telluride, CO

June 18th – 21st
Rocky Mountain Irish Festival, Estes Park, CO
http://rockymountainirishfestival.com/

June 26th
Spruce Confections, North Boulder
4684 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
8 – 10am
May 1st
The Book Haven, Salida CO
7pm
Admission $15.
RSVP to Lisa at 719-539-9629

May 2nd
The Old Schoolhouse, Coaldale, CO
7pm
contact Julia Michel for more info: leapfrogpolliwog@yahoo.com

May 3rd
Francisco Crossing, La Veta, CO
2pm
Admission $15

http://www.franciscocrossing.org

May 30th
Private House Concert, Aspen, CO
7pm

May 31st
Aspen Chapel, Aspen, CO
Sunday Service 9:30am

April 24th
Boulder Unity Church
7pm
Come join us for our annual concert at Unity Church of Boulder
https://www.facebook.com/events/1591901047760439/

Tuesday, March 17th
Adam Agee & Jon Sousa CD Release concert
The Rialto Theater
228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537
7pm, Doors @ 6:15pm
Join us for our CD release concert in this historic and beautiful theater!

March 7th
Take Down the Door performs at Swallow Hill
8pm

http://swallowhillmusic.org

February 21st
Take Down the Door performs at the Colorado Music Festival

http://www.comusic.org

Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts
Lafayette, CO
7:30pm

October 18th
Take Down the Door live at Oskar Blues
Lyons, CO – 303 Main St, Lyons, CO
8:30pm – 11pm

September 25th – 28th
Spanish Peaks International Celtic Festival
La Veta, Colorado
http://www.celticmusicfest.com

September 18th
House Concert with Take Down the Door,
Lyons Valley Village – Lyons CO
7:30pm
Concert with our new 5 piece Irish band featuring Beth Gadbaw, Jessie Burns, and Eric Thorin.

June 30th
Celtic Traditions Concert Series
St. Cronan’s Church and Heritage Center
Tuamgraney, Co. Clare, Ireland
7:50 doors, 8:00 show
Performing with Martin O’Brien, concertina; Kate Purcell, folk singer; Ian Bascombe, bouzouki; and friends!
More Info: http://eastclareheritage.com

September 20th
Shortgrass Festival
Cimarron, New Mexico
Rayado Theater 8pm
http://www.cimarronnm.com/shortgrass.html

September 26th – 29th
Spanish Peaks Festival
La Veta, Colorado
http://www.celticmusicfest.com

October 5
Northern Colorado Mini Maker Faire
Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology
Loveland, Colorado
http://makerfairenoco.com

October 11
Private Concert
Vail, Colorado

November 2
Flood Benefit House Concert
With Jessie Burns and Eric Thorin
Home of Brian Luke Seaward
Longmont, Colorado
6:00 potluck
7:30 show
View the Invitation

November 16
Swallow Hill with Folk Ragoût
Denver, Colorado
8:00 show
Buy Tickets

December 13th
Jon Sousa’s CD Release Party: Twilight
The Highland House
603 Highland Ave, Boulder 80302
4pm – 9pm, come by for some soup & cider and listen to the new album!

December 14th
Denver Gaels Christmas Party
Delaney’s Cigar Bar and Lounge, Denver CO
8 – 10pm

December 15th
Lucky’s Market, Boulder
3 – 5 pm, Holiday Tasting Fair

December 27th
Candlelight House Concert
Sunshine Canyon Home
rsvp to hello@adamageejonsous.com with HOUSE CONCERT in the subject line

2014

February 8th – Jon Solo Performance
Denver Public Library
10 W 14th Ave, Denver, Colorado
2pm – one hour performance for the Fresh City Life concert series.

March 14th
Inisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe
1203 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Mid-day concert

March 14th
The Loveland Museum
503 N. Lincoln Ave
6 – 8pm
“Fiddle in the Gallery” Art Opening and Gallery Walk

March 16th
The Big Horn Saloon
Big Horn, WY
St. Patrick’s weekend festivities including parade and pub performances

March 17th
Bohemian Biergarten
2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
5-9 p.m.

March 28th
Unity Church of Boulder
2855 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80304
7pm – 9pm, 6:30 doors open
Admission $8

March 29th
The Chief Theater
813 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs CO
6:30 doors, 7:00 show
Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door
Buy Tickets Here
Performing with Jessie Burns, Eric Thorin, & Beth Gadbaw!

May 3rd 
Denver Public Library
10 W 14th Ave, Denver, Colorado
2pm – one hour performance for the Fresh City Life concert series.
Free

June 1st
Bohemian Biergarten
2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
4-6 p.m.

July 5th – 12th
Shasta Music Summit
Mt. Shasta, CA

http://www.shastamusicsummit.com/

Booking

For booking inquiries, please send us an email: hello@adamageejonsousa.com.

Press Photos

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(Above photo in grass: please credit Margaret Thomson)

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(Above photo in silhouette: please credit Inga Pae.)

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