Rob Ickes - What It Is album FLAC
Biography by Mark Deming. Virtuoso Dobro player who co-founded bluegrass icons Blue Highway; has also recorded extensively as a solo artist and sideman. See Full Discography.
Listen to music from Rob Ickes like Wayfaring Stranger, Wheel Hoss & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Rob Ickes. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Rob Ickes (rhymes with "bikes") comes from a musical family. His grandparents played old-time fiddle music, and Rob trained his young musical ear at their weekly jam sessions. Although his family wanted Rob to play fiddle, the instrument didn't interest him. Then, at the age of thirteen, Rob was exposed to the Dobro playing of Mike Auldridge, and the sound immediately caught his attention.
Artist: Rob Ickes Genre: Bluegrass Release Date: 02/05/2002 Label: Rounder Records Catalog Number: 11661-0492-2 Recording: Studio Length: Format: CD. Dig-Deeper. The Country Blues (CD) Rob Ickes. Before The Sun Goes Down (CD) Rob Ickes. Three Bells (CD) Rob Ickes. Road Song (CD) Rob Ickes. Big Time (CD) Rob Ickes. The Nashville Acoustic Sessions (CD) Rob Ickes. What It Is (CD) Rob Ickes.
Album: What It Is. Release year: 2002. What It Is: Best 2 songs. Rob Ickes - Scheerhorn Shuffle 05:24. Rob Ickes - Killeen 07:21. Album: What It Is. Rob Ickes: best 2 tracks. Dennis Crouch, Mark Howard, Mike Compton, Richard Bailey, Rob Ickes - Deck The Halls Dashing Through The Snow, 2009 01:54. Dennis Crouch, Mark Howard, Mike Compton, Richard Bailey, Rob Ickes - The First Noel Dashing Through The Snow, 2009 02:38.
In 1997 Ickes released his first solo album, Hard Times, which ranged from bluegrass standards to a cover of the Meters' "Look-ka Py P. More solo efforts followed, including Slide City in 1999, What It Is in 2002, and Big Time in 2004. Ickes helped launch the jazz-leaning jamgrass group Three Ring Circle, which also featured Andy Leftwich on fiddle and bassist Dave Pomeroy. Their self-titled debut was released in 2006, and a follow-up, Brothership, appeared in 2010.
The album Slide City, due to its eclectic mix of genre-crossing styles, seems destined to catapult the dobro into broader limelight. It’s only fitting then that creator Rob Ickes should turn out to be dobrodom’s biggest sensation since reigning champ Jerry Douglas lost the yellow jersey of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Dobro Player of the Year award to Ickes three consecutive times since 1996. Of course, your top’s been down from all the heat, so worries about what to call this music tore out the window aeons ago. You simply bop along with the bouncy bass lines.
Rob Ickes Discography & Songs. 2002 What It Is. 1 Mr. Goodbar. 2 Scheerhorn Shuffle.
|4||Stanford And Son||4:52|
|5||I'll Take Les||5:58|
|8||Blues For Sammy||3:27|
|9||When We Were Leaving||4:44|
|11||50 Years Ago||3:52|
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- Barcode: 0 11661 04922 2
- Label Code: 3719