Brandon Lee Adams & Johnny Staats. Adams & Staats. Flatpicking & mandolin mastery. Two masters. One stage. Ireland. October 2019.
Tour Announced | March 25, 2019
A gifted, musically agile and versatile duo looking to expand live performance opportunities and experiences, Adams & Staats were excited to embark on their first tour to Ireland. The 9-gig nationwide tour, in association with UPS & IBMA, ran from October 12 through 20.
Welcome to our three-part media-heavy — pictures, video, media snippets, interviews, venue low-downs — recap of #AdamsandStaatsIreland2019.
#AdamsandStaatsIreland2019 | Gig 3. The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, County Cork. October 14, 2019
#AdamsandStaatsIreland2019 Tour Flyer
Thank you to all who chose to work with us to help make this tour a reality.
To our amazing venues for hosting us, we couldn’t have done it without you: Pat McGill of the bluegrass-friendly The Beehive Bar, Ardara, Co. Donegal; Liam and all at Cryan’s Teach Ceoil in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim; the indefatigable John Nyhan for his ongoing support and for hosting us at the Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork; Eelco Beckers and Clonmel Folk Club for hosting gig 4 at The Coachman in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; local singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Ger O’Donnell for facilitating a tour highlight, the memorable collaboration on tour day 5, and for his audio assistance for the evening gig; Jack Gleeson of O’Gliasain’s Venue/The Greyhound Bar in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare; Susan and Brian Flynn at Tom Malone’s Pub & Market House in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare; Dara McGee, Artistic Director at Áras Éanna on Inisheer of the Aran Islands, Co. Galway; John Murphy at Colfer’s Pub in Carrick-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford; and Yvonne Kenny and all at the awesome Asgard Theatre in Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
A big shout-out to all who helped us promote our tour: Charlie McGettigan at Shannonside FM / Northern Sound; Abby Lee Hood, Director of Communications at International Bluegrass Music Association; Myles Buchanan of the Wicklow People; and Richard Hawkins of the Bluegrass Ireland Blog.
Thank you, one and all.