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JON STICKLEY TRIO —MAYBE BELIEVE (Self-released)

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Maybe Believe is the third full-length recording by the Jon Stickley Trio. Like before, the music is hugely innovative as Jon Stickley (flat-pick guitar) and fellow instrumental wizards, Lyndsay Pruett (violin) and Patrick Armitage (drums) do the business. Music’s boundaries are prised, and occasionally breeched as the Trio have bluegrass, jazz, folk, bop and avant-garde meet head on.

 

Recorded in their North Carolina hometown of Asheville, Maybe Believe like with their last record Lost At Last (2015) was produced by Dave King. It has them run riot. Not only when it comes to tunes from Stickley and Pruett (“The Price Of Being Nice” and “Lady Time”) but the Bill Monroe classic “Jerusalem Ridge”, Richard James’ “Avril 14th” and John Reischman’s “Birdland Breakdown”. Busy and ever probing the music is played at a healthy lick. As you have “Almost With You” get to share space with the funky “Slow Burn”; that possesses some wonderful guitar licks plus “Playpeople” as subtle Celtic strains appear among the jazz hues via the fiddle of Pruett. Talking of Pruett she plays staggering bluegrass fiddle on “Jerusalem Ridge”, this remarkable and oft covered tune has rarely sounded better. It has everything, slick guitar and percussion that dovetails with her exquisite tones. How I would love to hear them pick on a bunch of the golden oldies and, place their own spin on them. Now that would be really something. 

 

As for the remainder, the music is to say the least, eclectic. And artful and totally unpredictable. On the flip side albeit the playing is exceptional the occasions I am left hanging on to every note isn't as many as it could be. While “The Price Of Being Nice” and bustling “MT. Sandia Swing” plus busy as they come (excellent guitar!) “Birdland Breakdown” and hugely innovative “Lady Time” all have their moments there is no getting away from the fact the album is more for followers of contemporary, and experimental music than your everyday bluegrass devotee.

 

                                                                  Maurice Hope     

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Rod Picott
70 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
GC,AN,LM,SZ,TK
2
JW Roy & The Royal Family
62 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,PJ,DH
3
Steph Cameron
61 pts.
Daybreak over Jackson Street
Pheromona
ML
4
JD McPherson
54 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
AR,RK,LK
5
Sarah Morris
53 pts.
Hearts In Need Of Repair
Independent
 
6
Turnpike Troubadours
52 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
MA,GF
7
Chris Hillman
51 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
 
8
Hayward Williams
39 pts.
Pretenders
Why River Records
KG,JB,JBO
9
Joe Henry
38 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
 
10
Jim White
37 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
JJ
12
Margo Price
35 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
 
11
Mark Martyre
35 pts.
Rivers
Independent
MF
13
Mavis Staples
32 pts.
If All I Was Was Black
Anti
HO
 
Peter Oren
32 pts.
Anthropocene
Western Vinyl
RB,HB
15
Fred Wickham
29 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
 
16
Jeffrey Martin
27 pts.
One Go Around
Fluff & Gravy Records
HDB
17
Blitzen Trapper
25 pts.
Wild and Reckless
Lojinx
JDO
 
Jeff Crosby
25 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records
FCE,FC,JS
19
Dori Freeman
24 pts.
Letters Never Read
Blue Hens Music
 
 
Hardpan
24 pts.
Hardpan
Blue Rose Records
WR
21
The Deep Dark Woods
21 pts.
Yarrow
Six Shooter
JF
22
Lilly Hiatt
20 pts.
Trinity Lane
New West
TJ
 
Tom Russell
20 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
JAB
24
Eilen Jewell
19 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
MW
25
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
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