The Jon Stickley Trio, one of the roots music scene’s most progressive and innovative voices, has released a video for their latest single, "Animate Object" after a premiere by The Bluegrass Situation.
The groundbreaking single released by Organic Records blends Jazz, Latin, and Dance music with an unconventional and alluring result, making it a perfect example of the group’s genre-defying twist on acoustic-based music.
The video, filmed and edited by Michael Mallicote, was captured in three different locations — The World Famous Station Inn, Spirit of the Suwannee, and The Caverns and Bluegrass Underground — each having a deep significance to the band's roots and current path.
"'Animate Object' is the trio’s current theme song. At heart, it’s a little flatpicking tune to have fun with, but we’ve rhythmically turned it on its head like we like to do," says Jon Stickley. "This track is the next step in a never-ending evolutionary journey that is the Jon Stickley Trio."
Watch the video above and stream "Animate Object" HERE.
About the Jon Stickley Trio
Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, whose deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin move the listener’s head, heart, and feet. “It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar music—although Stickley’s pop showed him his first chords when he was 12 years old. Instead, Stickley’s Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style,” writes Guitar Player Magazine. With inspiration ranging from Green Day to Duran Duran to Tony Rice to Nirvana, Grateful Dead, David Grisman and beyond, the Trio, which features violinist Lyndsay Pruett and drummer Hunter Deacon, is making waves with their unique sound. Along with releasing two full length albums and one EP in the past few years, the Trio has zig-zagged the nation, though they still call Asheville, NC home. Stickley says, “The Trio feels fresher and hotter than ever, we’ve hit our stride in terms of creating tunes that are uniquely us and that’s a really exciting place to be musically.”