MountainGrass 2016 – The Tradition Passes On
Nov26

MountainGrass 2016 – The Tradition Passes On

By Jim Jacob and Rob Dickens The MountainGrass Festival 2016 which showcases old-time and bluegrass music has just wrapped up.  The event was held over three days in the picturesque alpine village of Harrietville, Victoria, Australia. The weather was perfect. The town was both lovely and lively.  The performances excellent.  The people warm and friendly. This is number six in a series of pictorials of the festival, all photos were...

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MountainGrass Festival 2016 – The Headliners
Nov24

MountainGrass Festival 2016 – The Headliners

By Jim Jacob and Rob Dickens The MountainGrass Festival 2016 which showcases old-time and bluegrass music has just wrapped up.  The event was held over three days in the picturesque alpine village of Harrietville, Victoria, Australia. The weather was perfect. The town was both lovely and lively.  The performances excellent.  The people warm and friendly. This is the fourth in a series of pictorials of the festival, all photos were...

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley – Australian Tour 2016
Nov11

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley – Australian Tour 2016

  A-List Nashville Pickers Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Australian Tour 2016 Two 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...

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MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up
Oct10

MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up

MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up and Workshops MountainGrass 2016 will be held at Harrietville (regional Victoria) on 18 to 20 November 2016.  Last year’s event was my first and it was a joyous three days, beautiful setting, great music (formal and informal), easy to get around and the friendliest atmosphere you could imagine.  You can read my report on last year’s event. The full line-up has been announced and it is worth...

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Live
Sep18

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Live

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Live at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum Farm and Fun Time Radio Bristol 15 September 2016 Bristol VA/TN Rob Ickes (rhymes with bikes) is one of the best dobro players in the world, no question.  Don’t take my word for it.  The pre-eminent bluegrass organisation, the IBMA, has awarded him Dobro Player of the Year an astonishing fifteen times – he is, in fact, the most IBMA-awarded musician...

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