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Jon Stickley Trio
The Whiskey
Wilmington, NC
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Jon Stickley Trio
Its not your fathers acoustic-guitar musicalthough Stickleys pop showed him his first chords when he was 12 years old. Instead, Stickleys Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genresall thoroughly integrated into a personal style, writes Guitar Player Magazine.

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.

Stickley says of Deacon, the newest member of the Trio since January, were really excited to have Hunters vibe in the mix, his creativity and willingness to experiment are two things that drew us to him. He has a lot of personality, and sensitivity in his playing which makes our dynamic range even wider. Lyndsay and I are inspired by what he brings to the table.

My time with the Jon Stickley Trio has been great so far, says Deacon. The two things I love are music and travel. With this group, I get to play music and travel, and as a huge bonus, I get to do it with two people that I really like and respect musically. I am also new to the jamgrass scene and I've got to say that it is about the most welcoming group of folks I've come across. It's been an exciting few months and I can't wait to burn up some more miles and make some more noise.

Pruett says, JS3 continues onward! Hunter brings a lightness and intricacy to the table that opens up the musical conversation to something a little deeper than it was before. It was a smooth transition to begin with, but the more we play, the more I realize our potential for improvisation and a continuing creativity.

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. In the past few years, along with releasing two full length albums (2017s Maybe Believe and 2015s Lost At Last, both produced by The Bad Plus Dave King at Echo Mountain Studios in the bands hometown of Asheville, NC) and one EP (2016s Triangular), the Trio has zig-zagged the nation, playing over 120 dates a year. They are road tested and band geek approved!
Premier Guitar says, Stickleys 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 says, The Trio feels fresher and hotter than ever, weve hit our stride in terms of creating tunes that are uniquely us and thats a really exciting place to be musically. Not to mention we are so stoked to get back to many of our favorite festivals and clubs, and even more excited to play some the ones weve always dreamed of. 2018 will, without a doubt, be our best year yet!

They recently appeared on eTown and their performance on Mountain Stage airs on 240+ NPR stations starting Friday, June 29. The Trio had several sets at the inaugural Bender Jamboree (where Stickley had a fun jam with Leftover Salmon and were joined by Sam Bush and Billy Strings), and 2018 sees them at WinterWondergrass, Cumberland Caverns, Savannah Stopover Festival, Suwannee Spring Reunion, Old Settlers Music Festival, DelFest, John Hartford Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, and Northwest String Summit, among others.

Looking further out they are thrilled to perform at Hangtown Music Festival in California and return to Suwannee Hulaween in Florida this October. They play Bluegrass Underground at The Caverns in Pehlam, Tennessee this November with Jeff Austin Band and Larry Keel Experience and have also have announced that they will be on Jam Cruise 2019!


The Whiskey (View)
1 South Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
United States


Music > Folk

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Owner: The Whiskey
On BPT Since: Jun 26, 2016
Howard Paul

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