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Rob Ickes start own label

Monday, January 12, 2009 – Rob Ickes is forming his own record label. The Dobro master said Saturday that he has formed the label Reso Revolution and will release his next CD on his own.

"I just finished mixing it," said Ickes, who has won 10 IBMA Dobro player of the year awards. The new disc, as yet untitled, will be jazz tunes with Dobro and jazz piano. He indicated the music could be out in March. The Nashville-based singer Robinella contributed vocals on several songs. "She just killed it," said Ickes.

Ickes previously released albums on Rounder with his last one being "Big Time" in 2004. The Blue Highway member did not say why he was starting his own label.

CD reviews for Rob Ickes

Road Song CD review - Road Song
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Three Ring Circle CD review - Three Ring Circle
The number of albums bassist Dave Pomeroy has sat in on is headed toward the vicinity of 400 (and he's done a few solo projects), from Elton to Emmylou. At the tender age of 25, fiddler Andy Leftwich has for the last couple of years been a mainstay in Ricky Skaggs' band, Kentucky Thunder. Rob Ickes, of course, has been part of Blue Highway, a gold standard among bluegrass bands, since its inception more than 10 years ago, and a consensus choice as one of the 4 or 5 best Dobro players alive. »»»
Slide City
Bluegrass fans know Rob Ickes as the dobro player with Blue Highway. A multi-IBMA award winner for dobro player of the year, Ickes is an in-demand session player and could be the heir-apparent to dobro legend Jerry Douglas. Like Douglas, he is keen on expanding the musical boundaries of his instrument. Owing to his love of jazz, Ickes gives us a very strong, very enjoyable mainstream jazz flavor. Many tunes are from the jazz masters, including Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," Earl Klugh's »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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