Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Set To Release “The Country Blues”

If at first you succeed, try again. As a result of a well-received first album, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will be back with “The Country Blues” in July.
The Dobro ace and singer debuted with “Before The Sun Goes Down,’ earning a nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album Grammy. The new disc drops July 8 on Compass.

Songs include Hank Williams’ “May You Never Be Alone,” Sonny Boy Williamson blues shouter, “One Way Out,” Merle Haggard’s “I Won’t Give Up My Train” and their own “Everywhere I Go is a Long Way From Home.”

Mike Bub (bass) and John Alvey (drums) and guests Ron Block, Vince Gill, Aubrey Haynie, Carl Jackson, Shawn Lane, Andy Leftwich, Robinella and John Randall Stewart played on the disc.

Songs on the CD are:
1. Ballad Of A Well Known Gun
2. Everywhere I Go is a Long Way from Home
3. That’s What Leaving’s For
4. Pray Enough
5. Leave My Woman Alone
6. I Won’t GIve Up My Train
7. Biscuits and Gravy
8. Friend Of The Devil
9. May You Never Be Alone
10. Willie Jones
11. One Way Out

Tour dates are:
June 2 – Quinlan Cafe, Denver, CO
June 3 – Vaudeville Theatre, Glenwood Springs, CO
June 5 – Folk and Bluegrass Fest., Pagosa Springs, CO
June 9 – The Station Inn, Nashville, TN
June 11 – Wellmont Reginal Center for the Performing Arts Bluntville, TN
June 16 – Mountains of Music, Glade Springs, VA
June 18 – Americana Stage Valdese, NC
June 19 – The Rooster’s Wife, Aberdeen, NC
July 7 – Boulevard Music, Culver City, CA
July 9 – Sebastopol Comm. Center, Sebastopol, CA
July 14 – The Station Inn, Nashville, TN
July 15 – MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove, NC
July 17 – Music on Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ
July 20 – Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, ME
July 23 – Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, Lockbourne, OH
July 30 – The Founder’s Room, Alma, AR
Aug. 5 – Bluegrass Fest., La Roche sur Foron, France
Aug. 13 – Waldhutte Stetten, Stetten, Switzerland
Aug. 25-26 – Tonder Folk Festival, Tonder, Denmark
Aug. 27-28 – Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Waterford Ireland
Sept. 10 – The Soda Foundation Steelville, MO
Sept. 17 – Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol, TN
Nov. 4 – Manhattan Arts Center Manhattan, KS

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