The genre-bending Jon Stickly Trio — with roots in bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and hip-hop — perform with Georgia Mountain String Band kicking things off at 8pm. Doors at 6pm for our weekly open bluegrass jam.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
The Jon Stickley Trio has earned a reputation for painlessly shattering expectations. 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 bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and hip-hop, Jon Stickley, one of the worlds most innovative flatpickers, violinist Lyndsay Pruett (Futureman), and drummer Patrick Armitage (Atmosphere), have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting, innovative original music, along with fresh takes on traditional tunes. While recording their latest album, producer Dave King (The Bad Plus) referred to the band’s imaginative sound as “this whole other thing”. The virtuosic trio’s compositions truly do not fit into any specific genre, but remain totally accessible and danceable to audiences across the board.
In their short time together, the trio has shared the stage with The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Larry Keel, and Leon Russell, and thrilled audiences at some of the nations top festivals including Merlefest, Floydfest, Four Corners Folk Fest. After building their fan base at home, and across the country, the trio successfully raised over $18,000 through Kickstarter to record their latest record with Dave King of The Bad Plus, to be released later this year. During the recording process the band honed their explosive, yet sensitive sound to create something that is uniquely the Jon Stickley Trio.
Georgia Mountain String Band is a bluegrass project started by Jason C. Waller. It is an outlet for playing shows with different players, who all work from a central playbook of Country and Bluegrass songs. The band is a gathering of musicians from some of Georgia's best bluegrass bands — Waller, City Hotel, Smokey's Farmland Band, High Strung String Band, and I Want Whisky to name a few. The line up changes but the songs remain the same. When Georgia Mountain String Band shows up to a gig there's a lot of picking and even more grinning.