Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley – Australian Tour 2016

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Trey Hensley (left) and Rob Ickes (right) – photo by Rob Dickens

 

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

Australian Tour 2016

rob-ickes-trey-hensley-country-bluesTwo of the finest players in the US Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley teamed up a while back, to great effect.  The pair’s debut duo album Before The Sun Goes Down earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album.  Their next project The Country Blues was released on July 8 2016 (Compass Records), the pair build on the first one’s strengths to take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level.  Eleven tracks, covers and originals of a beautiful sweep of styles from Hank Williams, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard, Grateful Dead, Sonny Boy Williamson.

 

I saw their dazzling abilities in a concert in Bristol (Virginia/Tennessee) just weeks ago and we are travelling to cover the MountainGrass festival next week, for which they are the undoubted headliners.  It will be a joy to see them perform again and Australian fans of the best country and bluegrass playing will be able to feast on a few other shows as well.

 

Here’s a blazing example of their work – Stevie Ray Vaughn’s ‘Pride and Joy’:

 

Australian Tour Dates 2016

17 November – Northcote Social Club – with The Davidson Brothers (Northcote, Victoria)

18 November – Mountaingrass Festival (Harrietville, Victoria)

19 November – Mountaingrass Festival (Harrietville, Victoria)

20 November – Mountaingrass Festival (Harrietville, Victoria)

21 November – Petersham Bowling Club (Petersham, Sydney)

22 November – Ferntree Gully Bowling Club (Ferntree Gully, Victoria)

Tickets Here

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