• Three Ring Circle pre-orders available

    We posted last month about what is sure to be an exciting new instrumental outfit, composed of dobro wizard Rob Ickes, mandolin/fiddle prodigy Andy Leftwich, and Nashville session bass stalwart Dave Pomeroy. The band, who describe themselves as a "jamgrass

  • Pickin’ On the ACM Awards

    A number of bluegrass artists are up for awards from the Academy Of Country Music when they are presented on May 23. Rob Ickes (dobro) and Bryan Sutton (guitar) are nominated in the Top Specialty Instrument Player of the Year

  • Rob Ickes remembers Louise Scruggs

    This post is a contribution from Rob Ickes, the celebrated dobroist with Blue Highway. Rob was a semi-regular member of the Earl Scruggs stage band when Earl would make one of his rare public performances this past few years. Louise will

  • Pinecastle releases Ultimate Pickin’ CD

    This new compilation CD is due for a September 6 release from Pinecastle Records. The 20 instrumental tracks were selected from the popular Bluegrass '96-'99 CD series produced by Scott Vestal, now out of print. These recordings featured contemporary interpretations