• Rob Ickes on Guitar Player cover

    The August issue of Guitar Player magazine has bluegrass music's own Rob Ickes right there on the cover, where you'll more commonly find a metalhead with a threatening grimace. You can find the magazine on newsstands across the US, and

  • Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration from Rounder

    Rounder Records will release Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass Tribute on August 23, a two-disc commemoration of the Father of Bluegrass during his centennial year. The album will include 28 tracks from prominent Rounder artists like The Grascals,

  • Blue Highway Sounds Of Home

    Rounder has announced August 23 for the release of Blue Highway's next album, entitled Sounds Of Home. This will be the 10th band project for this award-winning group, 17 years into their much-heralded career. I had a chance to catch up

  • Big news from Rob Ickes

    When we spoke with Rob Ickes earlier this week, he had some exciting news to share. First off, he had just found out that he will be featured on the cover of Guitar Player magazine in August. The editorial staff told

  • Next Blue Highway CD almost done

    Good news for Blue Highway fans. Tim Stafford tells us that a new album won't be long in coming. "The band has finished tracking all but a few vocal parts for its new project, titled Sounds of Home. We recorded again

  • Blue Highway studio pics

    Rob Ickes sent along a few photos from the Blue Highway tracking sessions this past week at Maggard's Studio in Big Stone Gap, VA. The guys were hard at work on their 9th album of new material, which will once

  • Blue Highway back in the studio

    Tim Stafford checked in this morning with news about the next Blue Highway CD. "We started our 9th studio project – not counting compilations – this week at Maggard's Studio in Big Stone Gap, VA, where we've worked on the last

  • Blue Highway fans win IBMA prize pack

    Jill Geary from San Diego, CA is the winner of the Grand Prize in the 2010 World Of Bluegrass Sweepstakes. This annual contest offers a number of winners to travel to the IBMA convention in Nashville and attend free of

  • Blue Highway 15 in pictures

    This past Friday night (3/12/2010) was a big night in Roanoke, VA. Bluegrass supergroup Blue Highway, performed their 15th anniversary show at the Jefferson Center in downtown Roanoke. This band has been an inspiration to many bluegrass fans and pickers,