Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a documentary on Jon Stickley Trio, a fifth grade student’s fundraiser to get educational software for his classmates and a stripped down video game called Cheap Golf.
“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.”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Jon Stickley Trio’s new album, photographer Brendan Williamson’s first printed booklet and David Huff’s zombie movie.
As organizer Kelly Denson explained near the end of the evening’s program, Music Video Asheville began nine years ago and has grown steadily every year. This year’s award ceremony (held Wednesday, April 14) once again made clear the bounty of local talent that exists in and around Asheville. Twenty-five videos competed in several categories, and […]
As we pin our shiniest hopes and dreams on 2016, it makes sense to see its predecessor out in style. Whether that entails peaceful chanting, serious rocking, communing with the undead or benefiting a worthy cause, Xpress has a party for every reveler.
The slideshow from November includes photos of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Slightly Stoopid, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Galactic, Infamous Stringdusters, the Jon Stickley Trio, Driftwood, The Dave Rawlings Machine and others.
For the 14th installment of the IamAVL original series, Echo Sessions, local act the Jon Stickley Trio performed an intimate in-studio, live-streamed show.
Intending to record an album with a 30/70 vocal/instrumental split, local band The John Stickley Trio — with the help of producer Dave King — came out of the studio with another instrumental project. ” Let’s just say it’s probably the best decision the band has ever made,” says Stickley.
Ahead of an album release show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Saturday, Oct. 10, the Jon Stickley Trio performed a couple of songs for the latest edition of Acoustic Asheville.
There’s a simple and straightforward theme around this edition’s picks. All four shows are worth paying to see and hear, but all four shows are FREE. And they all start and end at a family-friendly hour.
2015 marks the fourth year of River Link’s al fresco music series aside the River Arts District’s beloved French Broad River. The concerts, held on five separate Friday evenings from May through October, “assemble a top notch mix of quality national acts and local favorites” at no charge to attendees.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Jon Stickley Trio’s second full-length studio album and a Lenoir-Rhyne University student’s pursuit to heal peers through narrative yoga.
“I was looking for some things to jam along with one day,” says local guitarist Jon Stickley. Known for his flatpicking prowess, he usually practiced to a bluegrass playlist. “But then I started going into some other areas on my iPod, like hip-hop and rock, and I started having more fun playing along with that […]