Jon Stickley Trio

Jon Stickley Trio

Beauty World

Tue Jun 20

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 advance / $12 day of

This event is all ages

Jon Stickley Trio
Jon Stickley Trio
Jon Stickley Trio has been making waves with the independent and fan-funded release of their 2nd album, Lost at Last, this past October. 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 gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop in an "exhilarating all-acoustic swirl" (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley's rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums. The three have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting and innovative original music along with some captivating covers. Lost at Last was recorded in the band's hometown of Asheville, NC at the iconic Echo Mountain Studios under the watchful eye of producer Dave King (The Bad Plus).

The New York Times' Nate Chinen writes "... there's hardy cohesion among the players — no less on the Gypsy standard 'Valse de Wasso' than on 'Darth Radar' a turbocharged original with a ska upbeat and a shredding melody. And when Mr. Stickley and friends turn to bluegrass, as on 'The High Road,' by Tim O'Brien, they sound both respectful and free." Premier Guitar Magazine also took note of "Darth Radar," with Jason Shadrick calling it, "a rapid-fire take that moves from a serious ska beat to burning surf-style runs that would make Dick Dale proud."
Beauty World
Beauty World
Beauty World is the music of Duncan Webster and Leah Gibson. Duncan grew up playing in rock bands, and Leah grew up playing classical cello. Their self-titled EP showcases the distinctive sound they have developed with their differing musical backgrounds, but each song stands out on its own.

Webster and Gibson met in 2010 through their bands at the time - Hammer No More The Fingers and Lost in The Trees. Gibson joined Hammer on stage with her cello at the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, and shortly after, they began writing songs and playing shows independently. Under the name Prypyat, they experimented with different arrangements, acoustic and electronic instruments, recorded songs, and toured the American West in support of their friends, the Bowerbirds. During this time, they also bought and renovated a home, adopted two cats, and traveled to Japan. These collective musical and non-musical experiences helped craft the sounds of Beauty World.

Their debut EP was engineered and produced by Mark Paulson in Raleigh, NC. These five songs reflect on the personal experiences and farout daydreams that the duo has shared in their three years of collaboration. "Beauty World" became available to the world on June 10, 2014.

Associated acts: Lost in the Trees, Bowerbirds, Hammer No More the Fingers, Loamlands