Guest Book

Howdy Johnny,

I was watching a couple of your Facebook videos, noticed your Aleyas mandolin. How do you compare it to your Red Diamond July 9R? A few weeks ago you gave me a tip on a Red Diamond July9R at Morgan Music, thanks. I'm still looking for a really good high end mandolin. Cotton Music has a new Aleyas for 8K, while the RD at Morgan Music is 14.5K. Do you think the extra $ for the Red Diamond is worth it compared to the Aleyas? Happy holidays!

                                                                                                                                                                 -John Karsemeyer

Totally enjoy your music.

                                   -Evelyn Hopkins


Hey Johnny,

Good to see another Staats keeping the music fire burning.  My project, Dealt The Blues, may be a little different from what you're doing, but my son and I are big NGR and Flecktone fans as well, so I can appreciate what you're doing.  If you're ever in the upstate New York area, look me up.  Keep on pickin'.

                                                                                                                                                                -Randy Staats

Saw you on the Purple Fiddle website - Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

                                                                                                     -Suzanne Budner

Big fan since wires and wood album.  some day we'll get you down here to Florida to play a central fla BGF.... any promoters reading this??? Palatka.. Surtoma.. Withlachoocee???? Earnie!!!

                                                                                                              -Tom Walters


Hey Johnny. I bought your Flatiron octave mandolin a few years back. Still sounds great and I play it all the time. Same goes for yourself and the band. You just keep getting better, if that is even possible. Keep it up!                                                                                                                                                                   -Steve Townsend

I really love the music on Johnny Staats' CDs, and hope to find more!  It would also be great if he's ever playing the San Francisco Bay Area, so we could see him live!

Thank you, Gary Lippman


Great evening for your show.  Loved all the music.  Miss seeing you on your delivery days at the Grantsville Dominion field office since I retired from there. 

                                                                                                                                                -Robyn Johnson                                                                                                                                                                   

Re:  People’s Bank Theatre, March 23, 2019

Great concert performance! We loved your music.

                                                                                                                                     - Dave Gray


Success! Message received.

Name: Steve Smith

Subject: Awesomeness

Message: Johnny, I was a producer and promoter and was given your Wires and Wood project for consideration. I so wish I'd of booked you. Just can't tell you what a blessing your music has been and is to me. Got some dear friends who drove for UPS. Youins are a great bunch. God bless you and your family.


Great Musicians!

                                                                                                           -Paul Lancaster