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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 recently released his fifth solo album, a jazz project with pianist Michael Alvey and vocalist Robinella (ResoRevolution 2009)[1]. He has previously 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 Pomeroy [2]. 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 [rhymes with "bikes"] has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Charlie Haden, Merle Haggard, Earl Scruggs, Tony Rice, David Grisman, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, David Lee Roth, Patty Loveless, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. His work with Merle Haggard includes Haggard's 2007 release, "The Bluegrass Sessions" (McCoury Music). For more info, see [3].



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