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Jon Sousa

Guitar from Denver, CO - Will travel up to 500 miles
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Jon Sousa is a guitarist based out of Boulder, Colorado best known for his love of Traditional Irish music, Solo Fingerstyle Guitar, and Rock music. Jon approaches the guitar with tenderness and a depth of feeling that is rare. In addition to performing solo, he also performs and tours with Colorado based fiddler Adam Agee and the Colorado based Latin-tribal rock band, Lunar Fire. Jon loves to assemble Celtic Duos, Trios, or bands for weddings and other private functions.



Inspired by the guitar playing of Slash, Jon Sousa began rocking on the guitar at age of 11. His musical journey soon took him to the extremes of rock and metal, but not before a radical left turn into the world of electronic dance music production. After moving to Colorado in 2003, Jon fell deeply in love with Traditional Irish music and solo fingerstyle Guitar.



Jon's passion and love for music have taken him all over the world from the beautiful countryside of France, studying with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan to Senegal, West Africa, studying Sabar Drumming and eventually deciding to move to Ireland in 2008 where he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music.



He performs regularly with his Irish music duo, his psychedelic tribal rock band Lunar Fire, and with the shamanic journey/movie/rock show, The Portal. And every so often, you just may catch him dressed as Slash tearing it up with a Guns N' Roses tribute band.



Jon has a Bachelors degree in Music from Naropa University in Boulder, CO and an Master's degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland. Jon enjoys teaching anyone who is passionate to learn on acoustic/electric guitar, tenor banjo, and mandolin.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
2012 - Top Acoustic Duo
2011 - Top Acoustic Duo

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Jon arrived on time along with fiddle player Adam Agee. (http://adamageejonsousa.com/) The pair performed brilliantly with the musicality and craftsmanship usually associated with national touring artists not local groups. My guests were simply blown away and enjoyed every song. They were a huge part of the event's success. The event was a live action role playing game in a fantasy setting and they made sure to stay "in character" and even dressed accordingly. As for their original material... fantastic! Sometimes mellow, at times joyous but always very well executed. Perfectly fitting for a mellow and happy occasion. Oh, and both were first class guys too!

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Jon provided live acoustic guitar during our wedding ceremony. Everything about working with Jon was awesome. He was professional, responsive, and most importantly played every song to perfection. His song list provides a good mixture of traditional songs as well as some great classic rock options (Beatles, Hendrix, etc). He executed everything perfectly and I can’t imagine our ceremony without him. Thanks again Jon.

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Jon performed at our wedding, playing background music before and after the ceremony, and performing the main music for the ceremony. I have nothing but compliments for Jon, he even learned a new song for us to especially play at the wedding. Highly recommended by us 10 / 10 and more...

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2015
Jul
17
Private Party
Boulder, CO
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2014
Nov
16
Event
Mead, CO
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2014
Oct
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Golden, CO
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Aug
23
Wedding Ceremony
Vail, CO
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Aug
1
Event
Denver, CO
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jul
29
Corporate Function
Denver, CO
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Spanish Romance
Classical
Blackbird
The Beatles
Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin
Bron Yr Aur
Led Zeppelin
The Wind Cries Mary
Jimi Hendrix
Castles Made of Sand
Jimi Hendrix
Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Jimi Hendrix
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Guitar
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Banjo
Classical Guitar
New Age Guitar
World Music Guitar
Rock Guitar
Ambient Guitar
Rock One Man Band
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Jon Sousa will also travel to Lakewood, Aurora, Englewood, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Dupont, Commerce City, Arvada, Littleton, Broomfield, Golden, Eastlake, Henderson, Highlands Ranch, Morrison, Idledale, Indian Hills, Kittredge, Louisville, Lafayette, Louviers, Brighton, Evergreen, Parker, Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Watkins, Erie, Dacono, Conifer.
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