"Adam Agee + Jon Sousa: An Evening of Traditional Irish Music" • Main Gallery (Reserved)
Healthy Rhythm Music (HRM) Presents "Adam Agee + Jon Sousa: An Evening of Traditional Irish Music" • Friday evening, October 20, 2017, at Healthy Rhythm Community Art Gallery's Listening Room in Montrose, Colorado!
Reserved Main Gallery seating available. Suggested donation $19.50. After show Meet & Greet included. Advance reservation recommended. This is a ticketless event. HRM utilizes a computerized guest list. Please provide First and Last names.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Street and rear lot parking available.
ADAM AGEE & JON SOUSA
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.
HEALTHY RHYTHM MUSIC
Healthy Rhythm Music (HRM) is a creative arm of Healthy Rhythm Consulting. The mission of HRM is to Identify, Manage, Enhance, and Promote Indie Artists and Bands who have a deep commitment to a career in music as their primary focus.
Healthy Rhythm Community Art Gallery (HRCAG) is about Art and Music. The Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery, located at 68 S Grand Ave in Montrose, Colorado, also houses an intimate Live Performance Venue. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12:30-7 p.m. Saturday. Advance appointment only on Sunday. www.healthyrhythm.net
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*There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if a show is cancelled. In the event of show cancellation, seating purchases will be honored when the show is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, your seating purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.
*Photo 1 Credit Margaret Thomson
*Photo 2 Credit Strater #1
*Photo 3 Credit Inga Pay
*Photo Credt 4 Strater #2