Johnny Staats and the Delivery boys
Johnny first established his musical dominance in his home state of West Virginia winning Charleston’s prestigious Vandalia Gathering Mandolin championships in 1996, 1997 and 1999. 1997 was particularly notable for Johnny at the Vandalia Gathering when he won first place in both the mandolin and guitar competitions while also placing third in the fiddling competition. Early appearances on West Virginia’s “Mountain Stage” NPR Radio Program caught the attention of the music industry and led to the launch of his recording career.
And now, Johnny has reformed The Johnny Staats Project to explore, create and perform multiple genres of music beyond the bluegrass he regularly performs with Johnny Staats and The Delivery Boys (his five-piece bluegrass group), and to further expand live performance opportunities and experiences.