Jon Stickley Trio with Jacob Johnson

$10 adv./ $13 DOS Doors 7pm, Show 8pm Jon Stickley Trio: The originality and sheer energy of this genre-bending ensemble serves as a welcome wake up call for those who experience it. With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop in an “exhilarating all-acoustic swirl” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums. The New York Times’ Nate Chinen writes “… there’s a hardy cohesion among the players — no less on the Gypsy standard ‘Valse de Wasso’ than on ‘Darth Radar’ a turbocharged original with a ska upbeat and a shredding melody. And when Mr. Stickley and friends turn to bluegrass, as on ‘The High Road,’ by Tim O’Brien, they sound both respectful and free.” Premier Guitar Magazine also took note of “Darth Radar,” with Jason Shadrick calling it, “a rapid-fire take that moves from a serious ska beat to burning surf-style runs that would make Dick Dale proud.” The Trio is touring in support of their latest album Maybe Believe, which was independently released in May of 2017. It was produced by Dave King (Of The Bad Plus) at Echo Mountain Recording Studio with Engineer, Julian Dryer in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC. The all-instrumental group delves into textural soundscapes and focuses on improvisation within creative arrangements that highlight each musician’s unique background and skillset. The result is an open ended musical conversation which takes the listener on a cinematic journey with results ranging from groove-focused dancing to standing slack jawed with bewildered appreciation. “The latest record from the Jon Stickley Trio flexes new and strong muscles, utilizing more progressive structures and deeper pockets than ever before,” says King. “All the while, the group retains its place as a modern-thinking acoustic ensemble with one foot in tradition and the other in a bluegrass honored future that allows for the avant-garde, punk, and bebop to mix in, freely and tastefully.” LINKS & VIDEOS:
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