Bio

Jon Stickley Trio plays a style of music that defies description. Jon’s guitar style has evolved from bluegrass flatpicking into his own sound that spans from soft harmonic chimes to straight-up shredding. The band features Lyndsay Pruett (Futureman) on violin, who conjures up bewildering sounds reminiscent of Stephane Grappelli, yet not unlike the modern dubstep of Lindsey Stirling. On percussion, Patrick Armitage (Atmosphere) brings the heat with a hiphop groove that is unstoppable. The band comes together to create their own sound that can get big enough to shake the walls or intimate enough to draw tears. After a busy year of touring and playing alongside groups such as The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Leon Russell, and Leftover Salmon, the Jon Stickley Trio is primed and ready to go. Don’t miss this mindblowing musical experience.
“As unique a band as I’ve heard in quite some time, Jon Stickley Trio (Asheville, NC) is on the forefront of the newgrass movement. While reading the band’s bio, I realized I’ve heard Jon’s work in a variety of other bands (Broke Mountain, Colorado Playboys, Biscuit Burners, Town Mountain),  but nothing quite like this. The Jon Stickley Trio not only walks a line between bluegrass and jazz, but completely blurs that line in the process… Their new album shines with song after song of fantastically energetic, progressive “jazzgrass.”
-BOLD Life Magazine
Have performed with:
Infamous Stringdusters
Leftover Salmon
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Greensky Bluegrass
Leon Russell
Have performed at:
Stringdusters Ski Tour 2013
Mountain Song at Sea Cruise
Floydfest
Magnoliafest
Suwannee Springfest
Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
“His recent release ended up with us on the road and we listened to it quite a bit. The tunes are super inventive and the playing is world class. This is one of the best new acoustic releases in a while.”
 -Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters)
“I’ve had the pleasure of picking with Jon onstage and off. He always plays something I didn’t think was possible.”
 -Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident)
“It’s so refreshing to hear someone at such an early stage of their career that already has their musical identity. One knows its Stickley and no one else! He can shred!”
 -Clay Jones (Mountain Heart)
“…Their arrangements are superb and fresh, and give someone like Bela Fleck a real run for his money.”
-BOLD Life Magazine

Endorsements

Widman Custom Electrics

GHS Strings

Elixir Strings

 

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  1. Looking forward to hearing you at Springfest. I thought Lyndsay looked familiar. I really liked the band Galen Kipar Project that she plays in. Make sure you send our local radio station WMNF 88.5 in Tampa your music. I have played Galen’s music before on the station. See you Friday

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