JS3 are a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, who’s deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head, heart, and feet. A Jon Stickley Trio performance is an experience with technicality and musicianship at the forefront followed by a high energy, intense fusion of three incredibly unique personalities and styles. Given the Trio’s creativity and unique sound it’s easy to forget that Stickley is still highly regarded among the top contemporary bluegrass flatpickers. With each new direction the music takes, it consistently maintains close ties to its roots. “It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar music—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,” -Guitar Player Magazine.
Julian Davis is a traveling musician, plying his trade through guitar and mandolin on the roads of this country. Since 2016 he has been proving that Bluegrass isn’t only an old man’s game, giving the traditional style a clean new treatment. Julian enjoys playing the classics that have stood the test of time, and ensuring they last a little longer by giving them one more spin on the dance floor.
Julian Davis & The Situation will be playing two sets at John Hartford Memorial Festival 2020 and will be found around the campground picking with friends while not on stage. So come on out and enjoy the most laid back festival in America with Julian Davis & The Situation!