Johnny B. Connolly to Guest on St. Pats Tour
08 Friday Feb 2013
Written by Stuart Mason in News
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We’re happy to announce the addition of button accordionist Johnny B. Connolly for the final leg of our month-long St. Patrick’s West Coast Tour. On beautiful ballads and blazing tunes alike, Johnny’s nimble style always adds fire and passion. Johnny will join Story Road on March 11-17 2013 for performances in Santa Barbara, Harmony, Auburn, Pleasanton, Pacific Grove, and Felton, CA.
Johnny B. Connolly was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He began playing when he was eight and by age 15 he was a regular feature around his hometown, performing with musicians sometimes twice his age. Johnny’s dexterity on the accordion earned him a place with the established Celtic ensemble Anam at the age of seventeen. In 1996 Johnny seized an opportunity to bring his skills to America. In 2001 he signed with Green Linnet Records and released his first album entitled Bridgetown, named after his adopted hometown of Portland. While based in Portland, Johnny tours internationally, performing at festivals, concerts, and schools.