Jon Stickley Trio Premieres New Single “Blackburn Brothers” In Support Of Kickstarter For New Album

first_imgIt’s been a whirlwind year for the Jon Stickley Trio! On the tail of their 2015 fan funded and independent release, Lost at Last, the band has just released a brand new 5-song EP, Triangular, and a Kickstarter campaign to help them head back into Echo Mountain Recording Studios with Producer Dave King (Of The Bad Plus). King also produced Lost At Last last year.With the success of Lost At Last, it’s no surprise that the band is so excited to get their new music out to the people. Music from Lost At Last was played worldwide, and the band was able to perform at over 100 festivals and venues across the country in support of it. The group continues to find new followers, and with both the new Triangular album and the future unnamed project, the music will only propel them forward!Stickley and his band are eager to head into the studio in December to record this new full length album, but they need our help. The band launched a Kickstarter campaign yesterday that will run through 11/11, with a fundraising goal of $28,000. The band says, “We’ve set our goal at $28,000, which is substantially less than what the realistic costs add up to, because we understand that this is a group effort, and we are a part of that group!”Anyone that donates $5 or more toward the new full length album will get one song from Triangular as an immediate download. The track is called “Blackburn Brothers” and it is a funky trio version of a tune Stickley originally wrote with his brother Jeff while down at the Carolina coast. It features expressive solos by Stickley and Lyndsay Pruett, syncing up with their signature, on point unison melody playing at the end. The song also highlights a danceable, somewhat-Latin drum beat.We’re excited to host the premiere of “Blackburn Brothers,” which you can stream below! You can also download the track with a $5 donation on the Kickstarter page, and download the full Triangular EP with a $10 donation.The full Kickstarter funds will go towards the recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing of the new album, as well as promotion in print and radio. Stickley says, “This was such a huge part of the success of Lost at Last and since we didn’t plan for it last time, we added it in this time around.” They’ve also budgeted in album art, photos and graphic designs that will all be a part of the new album as well.Don’t miss an opportunity to bring this album to life by showing your support! You can also catch the band on the road, with tour dates running throughout the end of 2016. For more information, you can head to the Trio’s website.Jon Stickley Trio On Tour 201610/14 Fri – PLC Land Jam – Carolina Theatre – Greensboro, NC*10/15-16 Sat-Sun – Suwannee Roots Revival – Live Oak, FL10/17 Mon – Beaches Museum History Park Chapel – Jacksonville, Fl10/20 Thu – NC State Fair – Raleigh, NC10/21 Fri – House Concert – Durham, NC10/22 – Cat’s Cradle- Carrboro, NC11/2 Wed – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL11/3 Thu – The Ale & The Witch – St. Petersburg, FL11/4 Fri – Fogarty Community Media and Arts Center – Sarasota, FL11/5 Sat – Arts Garage – Delray Beach, FL11/9 Wed – Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL11/10 Thu – Terra Fermata – Stuart, FL11/11 Fri – Point Ybel Brewing – Fort Myers, FL11/12 Sat – The Funky Buddha – Boca Raton, FL11/13 Sun – Fifth and Thomas Kitchen – Tallahassee, FL12/7 Wed – WDVX Tennessee Shines @ Boyd’s Jig & Reel – Knoxville, TN12/30 Fri – The National – Richmond, VA ^12/31 Sat – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC #* w. Ricky Skaggs^ w. The Infamous Stringdusters# w. The Honeycutters[Photo via Heather Hambor]last_img read more

Joshua promoter defends Saudi fightas game changer for boxing

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – Anthony Joshua’s promoter has defended a decision to stage the Briton’s heavyweight title rematch with Mexican-American world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia and said it could change boxing forever.Eddie Hearn told a news conference on Monday that Joshua and his opponent had signed up for the Dec. 7 fight to be hosted in an open-air stadium in Ad Diriyha, near the Saudi capital Riyadh.The choice of venue has been criticised in some quarters, with Saudi Arabia coming under heightened international criticism over its human rights record.Previously unbeaten Joshua lost his IBF, WBA and WBO titles to Ruiz at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 1, with a rematch in the contract. “We had approaches from Saudi Arabia, from Dubai, from Qatar, from Abu Dhabi,” said Hearn of the rematch. “And there’s been numerous conversations in the past about staging events in that region.“We have to realise that there is another world out there outside of Cardiff and Madison Square Garden, and we have an obligation to grow the sport of boxing to new areas and regions,” he added.“This event could change boxing forever. If Saudi Arabia are going to invest in these kind of fights, with the population that they have and the potential to grow the sport, you could be seeing a big change in the dynamics of the sport.” Amnesty International UK’s head of campaigns Felix Jakens said the fight was “likely to be yet another opportunity for the Saudi authorities to try to ‘sportswash’ their severely tarnished image”.“As with other sporting stars going to Saudi Arabia, we’d call on Joshua to inform himself of the human rights situation and be prepared to speak out,” he added. Hearn cited a list of international sporting events hosted by Saudi Arabia in recent years, including the all-electric Formula E motor racing series, European Tour golf, the Italian Super Cup, boxing and WWE wrestling.The country recently announced it will host in 2020 the world’s richest horse race, with a purse of $20 million.“This is such a huge occasion for boxing, an iconic moment,” said Hearn. “With the response that we’ve seen, mainly good and some negative, I guarantee you with curiosity the whole world will be watching this fight.” The BBC reported Saudi backers were paying a $40 million site fee.last_img read more