It's rare (here) to get a chance like this: Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst hold parallel workshops and then bring their two classes together at the end of the session for a "mini-concert."
I wonder if any other New York-area resophonicians are planning to attend this event (click and scroll down) hosted by the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Ass'n.
this Sunday, July 7, 2013 workshops ($55) from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. and concert ($25) at 7:30 P.M., (doors open at 6:45)
at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, just under 2 hours north of the city.
PM me if you're going.
Does anyone have any hints or rules-of-thumb on the 'best' (or most common) way to play in a particular key while in G tuning? Or perhaps when/why a capo would be preferred over a closed position.
For example, I'm working on jamming some Caravan (inspired by Ickes' rendition) and can't decide if I should attempt it open or capo on the first fret? Does anyone know how he played this?
Similarly for the key of E... I can play a few slow tunes nicely in E but some others seem nearly impossible without a capo!
Thanks in advance for any advice :)
Looking to pick up Rob Ickes "Essential Techniques" 2-DVD set from somebody who doesn't need it any more.
If you have a copy you don't mind parting with or know of a copy that is available, please email me at oboeblower AT gmail DOT com.
I see Rob Ickes will be featured on the cover of the August Guitar Player magazine.
According to the item in the Bluegrass Blog, the Guitar Player magazine issue is the first with a dobro player featured on the cover.
The blog item also discusses Rob's project to study with guitarist John Scofield and bassist Larry Grenedier (among others) as the focus of his recent United States Artists fellowship.