Boulder musical duo bringing Irish music to Loveland’s Rialto Friday night - Loveland Reporter-Herald
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Local fans of the Celtic sounds of Irish music can flock to downtown Loveland Friday night for the return of a Boulder duo and a small farewell to their local fan community.
Adam Agee and Jon Sousa will be performing at the Rialto Theater with their show, ‘Adam and Jon: An Evening of Irish Music,’ after not having performed there since before the pandemic, bringing their Irish music to area residents.
Agee said that for around a year during the beginning of the pandemic the duo did not perform live shows. He said, though, that it did not stop his musical creativity; he held outdoor music lessons to teach others how to play.
“There was more than a year there that was very quiet,” he said. “It actually created a healthy pause, a time for breathing out and gathering creative forces and taking a  step back. The possibility of coming together again and sharing our music with the world again was all the sweeter.”
He said that he and Sousa began performing again in the spring of 2021 and will be returning to the Rialto this Friday, a venue they had performed at several times in the past.
He said for this concert he will be playing the fiddle and Sousa will be playing on both the guitar and Irish tenor banjo, adding they are going to “keep it simple this time.”
Agee added that this tour will also be a sort of farewell to their local fan base, as both men will be heading overseas soon, with Agee heading to Ireland and Sousa to Sweden.
“It felt really important for us to have a chance to share our music with our local communities another time before we head off,” he said.
Agee added that he and Sousa are both thankful to be able to perform before live crowds again. He compared the ability to perform live to that of sitting down face-to-face with a friend to have a conversation in person and not over a device. He said that quality of connection and community is “really at the core” of what they do.
“It is so precious to us, this opportunity to be physically in front of people, conveying this music,” he said. “The more we play, the more I recognize that what musicians are able to share is so much more than the sonic elements, so much more than just the notes, but really what is being shared from our hearts.”
The show will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. Fourth St. Tickets are $29 in advance, including fees, or $33 at the door, with students, seniors and military personnel receiving a discounted rate of $21 a ticket; tickets can be purchased online at
Agee and Sousa will also be performing at The Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Ave., in Boulder at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. More information and tickets for these shows can be found at
More information on Agee, Sousa and their music can be found at
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