• D60 reso-guitar missing from SPBGMA

    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

  • Phil Leadbetter departs Dale Ann Bradley

    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

  • Merry Christmas from Greg Booth

    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

  • Gaven Largent to Blue Highway

    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

  • 2015 ResoSummit scholarship went to Adam Birkeland

    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

  • Dan Andree to depart Henhouse Prowlers

    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

  • Dobros donated to Brent Burke

    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

  • Three new Rob Ickes instructional videos

    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

  • Round 3 for Uncle Phil

    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

  • Tut Taylor Remembered 

    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