Tag: Rob Ickes

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. […]


Rob Ickes leaving Blue Highway

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The streak is over! For 21 years Blue Highway held the distinction of holding together with its original, founding members. Despite a brief exit by Jason Burleson, who returned not long after, the same five talented musicians have remained with the group from the start. Given […]


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. […]


Friday video at World of Bluegrass 2015

| October 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s a group of videos captured at various venues here at Wide Open Bluegrass 2015 on Friday. Bud’s Collective in the Marriott Hotel   In Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, he researched the tunes and songs from Alan Lomax’s catalogs and brought them back to life […]


Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes video from The Down Home

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes have posted this video from their performance last Friday at The Down Home in Johnson City, TN. It finds them laying down a scorching version of Jimmy Martin’s Freeborn Man, which has served as a flatpicking showcase for many a […]


Places I’ve Been – Gold Heart

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Had you been thinking, “I wonder what happened to Gold Heart?” I know I had when I ran into them at the IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass convention last September in Raleigh. Tori Gold, the eldest of the three singing Gold sisters told me that she hears […]


My Way Is the Highway video from Rob & Trey

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

To celebrate the release of their new Compass Records album, Before The Sun Goes Down, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley have created a live performance video for CMT Edge. It finds the somewhat unlikely duo running through one of Trey’s songs, My Way Is The […]


Rob and Trey play the blues

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

To help promote their new album, Before The Sun Goes Down, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley have released a music video for one of the tracks, Pride and Joy. The song is a cover of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s signature number, and a bold move […]


Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley in January ’15

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Compass Records has announced January 13, 2015 as the release date for Before The Sun Goes Down, the upcoming CD from Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. It’s a fun album, that mixes hard driving bluegrass with classic country based around Trey’s strong voice and flatpicking […]


Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley joined us during the World of Bluegrass convention to talk about their upcoming album together, Before The Sun Goes Down, which offers a mix of traditional bluegrass and country music. The pair have a show tomorrow (10/23) at Nashville’s Station Inn, […]