Sticks N' Thorns ft. Jon Stickley and Andy Thorn with Travis Book

Tickets are available for online purchase up until 3:00 pm the day of the show. If you would like tickets the day of show please visit us at 185 King Street anytime after 4:00 pm.

Tickets are non-refundable

August 30, 2022 6:30 pm
INDOOR $20 a seat/must reserve entire table/tables are limited---OUTDOOR is general admission $10 a person----
 
Tuesday casual collaborations at 185 King Street are the result of what has now been over a year-long series that Travis Book started to fulfill a need for live music during the pandemic period. When music venues around the country were closed we pivoted to find a way to provide live music to our community. Open air and spaced out, we prevailed. Every Tuesday since August of 2020, Travis has assembled 3-4 musicians for a unique night of music. After more than a year, the series has become the cornerstone of the Brevard music community; bringing musicians and music fans together for one-time-only collaborations. Travis has hosted a wide range of musicians, including: Mike Ashworth, Anders Beck, Nicki Bluhm, Josh Daniel, Andy Dunnigan, Benny “Burle” Galloway, Mike Guggino, Lindsay Lou, Tommy Maher, Mimi Naja, Lyndsay Pruett, Rev. Matthew Reiger, Jon Stickley, Barrett Smith, Kyle Tuttle, and Jon Weisberger and is now occasionally handing the mic over to let some of his friends take the lead. Every week is different, but it’s not just a jam; the musicians bring intention to every setlist and every show and as a result, these carefully cultivated shows are becoming a cornerstone of the WNC music scene.
 
Sticks n' Thorns is the project from Leftover Salmon Banjoist Andy Thorn and Jon Stickley of the Jon Stickley Trio. Since their teenage years together in North Carolina, Andy and Jon have have played together in numerous bands, including the “Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band” (with Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass, and Travis Book of the String Dusters). At the Telluride Bluegrass Festival last summer, Broke Mountain reunited amid rabid excitement (mostly their own). This was slightly more epic than the open mic nights the two had played together back in Durham.    

Today, both Jon and Andy are prominent members of the Jam Grass scene (and still best friends), despite divergent musical paths. Jon stayed in North Carolina and formed the Jon Stickley Trio, which NPR has praised for their boundary-defying bluegrass. Andy relocated, after a stint in Larry Keel’s Natural Bridge, to Colorado, where he joined the Emmitt-Nershi Band (with Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident and Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon). Soon, Andy had joined Leftover Salmon, ending the band’s multi-year hiatus. Leftover Salmon had just been waiting, it turned out, for their “missing banjo link.” Since then, the band has released multiple studio albums, using Andy’s original songs as the title tracks.

Sticks n Thorns is for everyone who wants to see what happens when two childhood friends team back up to bring everything they’ve learned from their music careers — and from life on the road —  to their new musical hijinks. Get ready for old-school classics, buddy shenanigans, and genre-defying bluegrass.
 
 

For this show we are selling table reservations for our inside space and general admission tickets four our outdoor space. 

There are still tables available outside but you do not have to reserve the entire table to come to the show.  Outdoor tables are available to anyone with a general admission ticket at a first come basis.  Guests are required to wear a mask until they are at their table.  

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