Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

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Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

  • Doors: 6:00 pm
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm
  • Age Restriction:  All Ages

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"Two musical phenoms" -NPR

"An acoustic firestorm...Ickes & Hensley are changing the rules." -Vintage Guitar

"Two bluegrass aces...Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley shred" -Rolling Stone

"Hot-shot guitar picking...steel-string bluegrass with all the intensity of rock 'n' roll" -Acoustic Guitar

"Dual lightning strikes in a bottle." -Guitar Player

"Two of the finest musicians playing today" -No Depression

"In this ever-changing world of country music, it's comforting to know that the real deal still exists." -Marty Stuart

"I'm sure I don't make a true 'critic' since I'm already such a fan, but this album from Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley is a wonderful piece of work. And my songwriting side is truly overwhelmed. Thank you, thank you, thank you." -Merle Haggard

Take Rob Ickes, the most decorated musician in IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards history with 15 IBMA Dobro Player of the Year honors, and 2023 IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Trey Hensley, a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy identified as “Nashville's hottest young player” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, and you have Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, a powerhouse GRAMMY®-nominated acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene.

Noted for their guitar prowess (Ickes & Hensley were invited to perform at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2023 in Los Angeles alongside some of the world's greatest guitarists), white-hot picking (as Acoustic Guitar puts it: "hot-shot guitar picking...steel-string bluegrass with all the intensity of rock 'n' roll"), world class musicianship, soulful stone country vocals and top-shelf songwriting, Ickes & Hensley cleverly meld bluegrass, country, blues, rock, jam grass, and more to create a signature musical blend that defies restrictions of genre.

Ickes & Hensley were influenced by repertoires as diverse as The Allman Brothers Band, Earl Scruggs, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The duo has collaborated with Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Taj Mahal, Marty Stuart, Tommy Emmanuel, Little Feat, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Wariner, David Grisman, Molly Tuttle, Leftover Salmon, Jorma Kaukonen, Hot Tuna and many others.

Ickes, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, former founding member of bluegrass "supergroup" Blue Highway and highly sought-after Dobro master, has graced the recordings and concerts of artists such as Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Earl Scruggs, Tony Rice and many more. Ickes was a key member of Willie Nelson's all-star band for the GRAMMY®-nominated 2023 Willie Nelson album, Bluegrass.

Hensley, a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11, performing with Marty Stuart and Earl Scruggs (thanks to an invite from Stuart), and has since appeared on stage with the likes of Johnny Cash, Peter Frampton, Charlie Daniels and Old Crow Medicine Show. Hensley was chosen to perform in December 2022 as part of special 2-night-only engagement with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many special guests celebrating the 50 Anniversary of Will The Circle Be Unbroken at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

Ickes & Hensley are frequent performers at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and can also be seen nationwide on television: PBS' award-winning "David Holt's State of Music" and RFD-TV's Emmy-nominated TV series, "My Bluegrass Story."

The new critically acclaimed, song-centric Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley album, Living In A Song—produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer/songwriter Brent Maher (The Judds, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner)—highlights the songcraft of Ickes & Hensley like never before. Living In A Song was a Top 5 Bluegrass album, Top 10 Americana album and Top 40 Current Country album.

On October 27, 2023, an album entitled A Tribute To The Judds was released worldwide by BMG. Ickes & Hensley collaborated with Molly Tuttle on "John Deere Tractor" for the project, alongside an all-star cast including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Lainey Wilson, and many more. On March 8, 2024, the Taj Mahal Sextet (of which Ickes & Hensley are members) released Swingin' Live At The Church In Tulsa to acclaim from SPIN, Performing Songwriter, No Depression and more.
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