Door:7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Food Vendor: Appalachian Smoke
Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.
Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists, including Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Edgar Winter, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, J.J. Cale, David Gates, Bruce Hornsby, Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bill Wyman, Steve Cropper, Carl Radle, Chuck Blackwell, Don Preston, Jesse Ed Davis, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson, Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and groups such as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Astronauts, The Accents, The Fencemen, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Tractors and on and on and on…
Jon Stickley is an flat-picking guitarist from Asheville, NC. The Jon Stickley Trio showcases original material, as well as interpretations of bluegrass and jazz music. The trio leans toward a relaxed approach were the members are free to explore the song, in the moment. Members of the trio are subject to change, but have included Lyndsay Pruett- Fiddle (Futureman), Ryan Oslance- Drums (Aleuchatistas), Bobby Britt- Fiddle (Town Mountain), Mike Ashworth- Drums (5th House), and Jeff Stickley- Guitar (Hammer No More the Fingers).
His first solo album, Lions, was featured in the August 2010 edition of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, where editor Dan Miller stated, “If you want to hear some great old guitars played expertly, I highly recommend Lions.” Jon has been a member of many North Carolina and Colorado bands including, The Shannon Whitworth Band, Biscuit Burners, Big Fat Gap, Broke Mountain, Colorado Playboys, New Vintage, and is currently playing bass with Town Mountain.