Jon Stickley Trio (folk/bluegrass) with Folk Family Revival
November 15 @ 8:00 pm$10.00 – $15.00
Havin’ A Ball Productions and Last Concert Cafe present: Jon Stickley Trio!
1st 50 online ticket buyers get 2 complimentary draft beer tickets!
Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, who’s deep
grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head,
heart, and feet. “It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar music—Instead, Stickley’s Martin
churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted
other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style,” writes Guitar Player
Premier Guitar says, “Stickley’s trio… is not a traditional bluegrass group by any
means… they are just nimble and ambitious enough to navigate EDM-style breakbeats
as effortlessly as the old timey standard ‘Blackberry Blossom.’”
“Stickley is a super-resourceful acoustic guitarist who uses the instrument in many
surprising ways and whose timing is just flawless. Fiddler Lyndsay Pruett puts deep
thought into her flowing solos, plus she adds little flourishes and sudden stops that
elevate the music,” proclaims Nashville's Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst.
Jon Stickley Trio announces a change in lineup beginning in January 2018 with new
drummer, Hunter Deacon, who is both classically trained and boasts heavy jazz
influences. Hailing from the ever-hip Knoxville, Tennessee, Hunter studied with
drummer Keith Brown and received a BM in Studio Music and Jazz from the University
of Tennessee. Deacon then went on to complete a six month residency at a jazz club
in Hangzhou, China where he performed seven nights a week. Since his return, he’s
played with Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, toured the country with Sam Lewis,
and performs with guitarist Mike Baggetta.
Stickley says about the seemingly sudden lineup change “we’re really excited to add
Hunter’s vibe to the mix, his creativity and willingness to experiment were two things
that drew us to him, and Lyndsay and I were quickly surprised and inspired by what
he’ll bring to the table.”
With inspiration ranging from from Green Day to Duran Duran to Tony Rice to Nirvana,
Grateful Dead, David Grisman and beyond, the Trio is making waves with their unique
sound. Along with releasing two full length albums and one EP in the past few years,
the Trio has zig-zagged the nation, playing over 120 dates in 2017 alone. They are
road tested and band geek approved!
Dave King (of The Bad Plus) joined forces with Jon Stickley Trio to produce 2017’s
Maybe Believe and 2015’s Lost At Last (which The New York Times called “both
respectful and free”) in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC at the esteemed Echo
Mountain Recording Studio. The Trio slipped a self-produced 5-track EP, Triangular,
into the mix in December of 2016.
“In a time when a lot of instrumental music feels more like math than art, Jon Stickley
Trio reminds us of the pure joy that can be created and shared through music,”
says Greensky Bluegrass’ Anders Beck.