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3×3: Jon Stickley on Small Cuts, Fire Trucks, and a Healthy Fear of Child Prodigies

Jan 10, 2017

Artist: Jon Stickley
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Latest Album: Triangular
Personal Nicknames: Stick. Sticky. Stickles. Sticky Rice.

If you could go back (or forward) to live in any decade, when would you choose?

Hmmm … interesting question. Maybe the ’80s. From what I remember, they were a happy time, and I would love to hear Tony Rice sing in his prime. I’m apprehensive of the future, and don’t want to go too far into the past because of the lack of medical technology.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be?

A Park Ranger. It’s what I went to college for. Whenever I’m setting up a tent, I tell everyone, “I have a DEGREE in this!”

If a song started playing every time you entered the room, what would you want it to be?

“Smells Like Teen Spirit”


MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL! #outtake #familyphoto #pups

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What is the one thing you can’t survive without on tour?

Earplugs. I wear them pretty much constantly. No one seems to notice I can’t hear what they’re saying.

What are you most afraid of?

Small cuts that may become infected and cause loss of life or limb. Also, child prodigies.

Who is your favorite superhero?

Quailman from Doug


@martinguitar #D18 @echomountainrecording @songsfromtheroad

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Pickles or olives?

Another great question! I love them both, but if I had to choose … hmmm … olives. Oh no! Did I choose wrong?

Which primary color is the best — blue, yellow, or red?

Fire trucks are red. Russians are red. Fire trucks are always rushin’, so I’d probably say blue because, “Go USA!”

Summer or Winter?

Definitely Summer because I don’t ski and why else would you like Winter?

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