Tag: resonator guitar

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 […]


Tut Taylor Remembered 

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tut Taylor, The Flatpickin’ Dobro Man, died on Thursday morning April 9, 2015, at the Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. He was 91 years old. The Dobro virtuoso was a US Army and Navy veteran. Robert Arthur Taylor, Sr. was born in Milledgeville, […]


Tut Taylor passes

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The bluegrass and country music world has lost a true titan. Tut Taylor, known far and wide as the “flatpicking dobro man,” has died. He was 91 years old. Family friends tell us that Tut was hospitalized last week, and the family had reported his […]


Gavin Largent to Flamekeeper

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced the addition of Gaven Largent to the band, on both banjo and resonator guitar. He takes the spot recently vacated by Glenn Gibson who reported wanting to spend more time at home. Just 18 years of age, Largent has been wowing […]


The Christmas song from Greg Booth

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alaskan dobroist Greg Booth has re-released another soulful interpretation of a Christmas classic on reso-guitar. Most years Greg records a new video for the holidays, but for 2014 he has posted this gem he initially shot for Alaskan TV in 2007. This time it’s Bob Wells […]


John Dopyera passes

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Dopyera, Jr, son of the inventor of the Dobro guitar, John Sr, passed away on November 12. He was 85 years old. Though he wasn’t a performer, he had dedicated much of his life to helping promote the instrument his father had developed, and made […]