So we're driving home to Boston from a gig in Providence late last night (early this morning) with Sirius - Bluegrass Junction on the radio, and I hear a Blue Highway song I've never heard before. Just beautiful, with Shawn singing, blended instruments in the background, kind of a new sound for BH. Then Rob takes a break and WOW, a beautiful laid-back (but really rich) solo, plus some great fills. The song is All The Things You Do, and it turns out that the album they've been working on is finished. Where's the buzz? Nothing on the band's site, but I see from BG Today that the album, The Game is scheduled for release next week. I'll be waiting at iTunes. Just what we need this time of year!
Alan Jackson is on the David Letterman show tonight. Rob ickes is playing dobro. Someone who doesn't get up as early as I will tomorrow, please let me know how it was!
This is a nice article by Barry Mazor in the Wall Street Journal about Alan Jackson's new CD "Bluegrass" featuring Rob Ickes among others. Well worth a read.
1995 Scheerhorn Spruce Mahogany R-Body reso for sale. Since I've had it, I had Tim put in a new cone, ebonex bridge insert, screenless soundholes and also had him replace the metal baffle inside with the newer plastic baffle. This is a great sounding instrument, and I much prefer the tone of this wood combination to that of the R-body maples. I still have the original metal baffle which also has the sticker with the SN and date of completion on it. $5700 + shipping. Prefer to do the handover in person, but will ship within the US48.
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