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About the video
Rob Ickes performing Angeline the Baker from his new DVD and CD release,
"Rob Ickes: Contemporary Dobro Artistry".
About the artist
Rob Ickes is a dobro (resonator guitar) player and a founding member of the
contemporary bluegrass band "Blue Highway".
In 2008, he was named Dobro Player of the Year for the tenth time by the
International Bluegrass Music Association. He has released four solo albums on
Rounder Records, and also performs and records with a "jamgrass acoustic
power trio", Three Ring Circle (Earwave Records), with Andy Leftwich and Dave
He was the youngest dobro player on "The Great Dobro Sessions", produced by
Jerry Douglas and Tut Taylor, which won the 1994 Grammy for Best Bluegrass
Album. He was also on the Alison Krauss & The Cox Family album, "I Know Who
Holds Tomorrow", which won the 1994 Grammy for Best Southern Gospel.
Ickes is an active session player in Nashville, having recorded with a wide range
of artists, including Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson,
David Lee Roth, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless, Earl
Scruggs, Steve Wariner, Marty Stuart, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Marty
Raybon, Jeannie Kendall, Mila Mason, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ashley Monroe,
Susan Ashton, Claire Lynch, Lynn Morris, John Cowan, Harley Allen, The Cox
Family, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
His recent work with Merle Haggard includes Haggard's 2007 release, "The
Bluegrass Sessions" (McCoury Music).