Tag: resonator guitar

LeRoy Mack settles down 

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

LeRoy “Mack” McNees is well-known for playing dobro with the Country Boys (later the Kentucky Colonels), and for his appearances on the Andy Griffith Show. He is a favorite at the annual Mayberry Days reunions in Mount Airy, North Carolina. A devout Christian, he led […]


D60 reso-guitar missing from SPBGMA

| February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s the worst nightmare for a picker. You borrow an instrument to take to a festival, and it turns up missing. Now you not only have no instrument, but have to face explaining the loss to a trusting friend. That’s the situation here in Nashville […]


Phil Leadbetter departs Dale Ann Bradley

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

After three years traveling with Dale Ann Bradley, reso-guitarist Phil Leadbetter has announced that he will be leaving her band to start on a new project. He says departing is especially tough for him, as Bradley was such an encouragement to him when she hired Phil late […]


Merry Christmas from Greg Booth

| December 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every year we look forward to seeing the Christmas music video shared by Greg Booth, Anchorage, AK’s #1 reso-guitarist, and the banjo/dobro man with The Kathy Kallick Band. Without fail, Greg takes a familiar holiday classic, and records an acoustic treatment using his slide skills, […]


Gaven Largent to Blue Highway

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a surprise to no one who has been following the world of dobro playing of late, Blue Highway has announced that Gaven Largent has been chosen to join the band on the heels of original member Rob Ickes’ departure. Gaven has been turning heads […]


2015 ResoSummit scholarship went to Adam Birkeland

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 Houston Caldwell Scholarship to Rob Ickes’ 9th annual ResoSummit, held November 12-15 in Nashville, went to 15-year-old Adam Birkeland from Duluth, MN. Each year Rob and his ResoSummit co-produer Betty Wheeler, choose a young picker of special merit to attend the weekend instructional event free of charge. […]


Dan Andree to depart Henhouse Prowlers

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have announced an upcoming personnel change. Fiddler Dan Andree will be leaving the band at the end of the year. His final shows will be during the band’s year-end stint at Martyrs in Chicago, December 30-January 1. The band will fill his spot […]


Dobros donated to Brent Burke

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

If only it was always this easy… Brent Burke, reso-guitar man with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, had spent part of this summer researching vintage Dobros. He’s thinking about doing a solo album later this year, and wanted to record a couple of older reso classics […]


Three new Rob Ickes instructional videos

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dobro wizard Rob Ickes has not one, not two, but three new instructional videos offered for sale from his web site. Each covers a specific aspect of his award-winning style, and is offered for $25. Volume 1 is titled Slower Tempo Songs and Backing Up a Vocalist. […]


Round 3 for Uncle Phil

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

For the past few years, we have followed the saga of Phil Leadbetter, the award-winning reso-guitarist, and his battle with cancer. It’s a story of personal courage, determined faith, and successful medical research as he has twice come out on top against this detestable disease. But […]