Johnny Staats is a blue grass mandolin, guitar and violin player, born and raised in West Virginia. He has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, People Magazine, CBS Evening News and CNN, and has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.
Come play with the best of the best at the Robin Kessinger Music Festival!
LUCKY JOHNSON LISTENING HOUR PRESENTS RAGTIME ANNIE Saturday, June 25, 2016, $10 at door only Ragtime Annie combines the talents of four of the DC area's finest bluegrass musicians, with the added twist of being one of the few all-female groups on the scene today. While sometimes hosting guest members, the band is comprised of core members Avril Smith, Gina Clowes, Ashley Stewart and Malia Furtado who are each individually award winning and together create a sound that remains true to bluegrass tradition at times, and at other times boldly and creatively steps out into a little country, a little swing, and a little something of their own that can't really be dubbed anything by any genre. Malia and Ashley are frequently seen performing with regional favorite, Circa Blue. Avril plays with several bands including the U Liners, The Great Unknowns, and is a founding member of Della Mae. Gina recently played in regionally popular band Bud's Collective, and currently plays for Nashville based band, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.