Rob Ickes

Resosummit 2015 follow up discussion

What a great Resosummit! 15 teachers, 113 students, three nights of high quality concerts at the Station Inn, a visit from Jerry Douglas, and much more!

About 44 people were attending for the first time, with people from places as far away as New Zealand, Israel and Canada. Every kind of resonator guitar you could think of was represented. I'd say the largest number of guitars I saw people playing were Scheerhorns, but Beards are catching up quickly.

Both Tim Scheerhorn and Paul Beard (and Howard Parker) spent the entire time upgrading, setting up guitars, installing pickups, etc. in addition to hosting classes on how to set up and maintain your instrument.

WIth such an amazing lineup, there are always regrets. I didn't get to take classes from Randy Kohrs, Jimmy Heffernan or Mike Witcher this time.

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Rob & Trey - WSM 650 Radio - February 11 & 12

Rob and Trey Interview on Radio WSM 650 - Today (2/11) 9:15 AM CST - Free Streaming

Rob & Trey & Friends - Station Inn Sessions - WSM 650 - Tomorrow (2/12) 5-7PM CST - Free Live Streaming


If you are in the Nashville area on Feb 18th & 19th:

Rob & Trey & Friends - Station Inn - February 18th, 9PM

Three Ring Circle - Station Inn - February 19th, 9PM

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley: Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy"

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Here is an in-studio video of Rob ickes and Trey Hensley on "Pride and Joy." I believe Stevie Ray would approve! We all know how great Rob's 'horn sounds, but this is the first time I've seen a video of Trey playing this dreadnought which appears to be custom-built. It sounds incredible - anyone know the luthier?

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Resosummit 2014 - the follow up

Congratulations to Rob Ickes, Betty Wheeler, and the entire staff for another excellent Resosummit. I came away with a ton of new ideas and things to practice.

Some general thoughts:
- Nashville is undergoing a huge transformation. There were new buildings going up everywhere. The Gulch (where the Station Inn is located) seems to be almost fully built out and populated. The rest of the city seems to be going through a lot of changes.
- It was cold, much colder than previous times. I wish I had packed a few more warm clothes. It actually snowed on my last day there.
- Two of my favorite classes were the David Lindley class with Mike Witcher (imagine 20 dobros playing the solo from "These Days" simultaneously - what a great sound!) and Billy Cardine's Jazz Standards class. I love it when I don't play anything in the class and still get so much out of it.

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