JON STICKLEY TRIO
RECORD LABEL:Organic Records
LOCATION:Asheville, North Carolina
The new album, Meantime’s Up, serves up compelling proof that Jon Stickley Trio has been digging deep. The 50+ minute project takes listeners on a lengthy, ever-changing journey to the heart of the Trio’s creativity. Meantime’s Up is devoted to rich tones and elegant counterpoints. “This album was recorded over a 3-year period of time that coincided with the pandemic, and the birth of my two children,” says Stickley. “When I listen to this record, I can hear the personal changes and creative growth that was happening during this period where babies often replaced the guitar in my arms.” The title idea is a combo of ‘in the meantime’ and ‘time’s up’ and there’s also a double entendre with ‘meantime’ being over. It’s about moving forward and going from a place of hesitations and procrastination, to just going for it. The album was recorded during the big lull and now it’s time to get back at it with clarity and perspective — out of a place of negativity and frustration, to somewhere more positive.”
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio.
- "It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar music." Stickley’s Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge and other genres.
- Along with releasing 2 full length LP's and one EP in the past few years, the Trio has zig-zagged the nation.