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Stick helps Levin create new sounds

Tony Levin, center, will bring his new trio, The Stick Men, to The Van Dyck tonight.
Tony Levin, center, will bring his new trio, The Stick Men, to The Van Dyck tonight.
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Tony Levin is best known as the bassist for prog rockers King Crimson, and has long been Peter Gabriel’s go-to bassist for recordings and tours. But over the years the Kingston resident has also made a name for himself with a much more esoteric instrument — the Chapman Stick. The Stick, as it’s often shortened to, was originally designed by jazz guitarist Emmett Chapman to enhance his then-new two-handed tapping technique, and features anywhere from ...


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