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.