SMELLS LIKE BLUEGRASS SPIRIT: The Jon Stickley Trio will preview songs off its upcoming album Maybe Believe — set to drop on May 13 — with a pre-release celebration show at The Grey Eagle.

Jon Stickley Trio schedules a hometown prerelease album celebratio­n

“One thing we really try to do is honor the fundamentals that are so important to old-time and bluegrass music: the timing, the tones, the hard-driving rhythms,” says Stickley. Despite the adventurousness of the trio’s arrangements, Stickley says that he still often feels the he’s “playing music that could be done around the campfire with a couple of other people who know the songs.”