He is an avid raccoon hunter. His Johnny Staats Bluegrass Festival is a part of the Parkersburg (W.Va.) homecoming every year. He supports local instrument makers by playing ones made in the Parkersburg area. He lives in Sandyville, West Virginia.
Current members of Johnny Staats band
“The Delivery Boys” areButch Osborne on banjo, Ray Cossin on fiddle and vocals, Daniel Vaughn on upright Bass and vocals, David Vaughn on guitar and vocals