"Two musical phenoms"
"Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley shred..."
- Rolling Stone
"An acoustic firestorm…Ickes & Hensley are changing the rules"
- Vintage Guitar
"Two of the finest musicians playing today"
- No Depression
"Dual lightning strikes in a bottle…"
- Guitar Player
"I'm sure I don't make a true 'critic' since I'm already such a fan, but this album from Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley is a wonderful piece of work. And my songwriting side is truly overwhelmed. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
- Merle Haggard
Take a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Dobro Player of the Year and a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy identified as “Nashville's hottest young player” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, and you have Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, a powerhouse GRAMMY-nominated acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene.
Known for their white-hot picking and world class musicianship, as well as their soulful stone country vocals, Ickes and Hensley cleverly meld country, bluegrass, blues, rock, jam grass, and more to create a signature blend of music that defies restrictions of genre.
Ickes & Hensley have shared the stage or collaborated with Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Tommy Emmanuel (including touring and the release of an EP together), Taj Mahal, Marty Stuart, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Wariner, Molly Tuttle, Earl Scruggs, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, and Steve Vai, among many others.
Ickes, the most decorated musician in IBMA Awards history, former founding member of bluegrass "supergroup" Blue Highway and highly-sought-after Dobro master, has graced the recordings and concerts of artists such as Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Tony Rice and many more. Ickes was a member of the all-star band backing Willie Nelson on the legend's first Bluegrass album, Bluegrass, set for release September 15, 2023.
Hensley, who has earned IBMA Guitar Player of the Year nominations for the past four years, made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11, performing with Marty Stuart and Earl Scruggs (thanks to an invite from Stuart). Influenced by repertoires as diverse as The Allman Brothers Band, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hensley has appeared on stage with the likes of Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Old Crow Medicine Show and Peter Frampton.
Frequent performers at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Rob and Trey can be seen nationwide on television: PBS' "David Holt's State of Music" and the Emmy-nominated TV series, "My Bluegrass Story," on RFD-TV.
Living In A Song, the new critically acclaimed, song-centric Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley album on Compass Records—produced by six-time GRAMMY Award-winner Brent Maher (The Judds, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Merle Haggard, Tina Turner)—was released February 10, 2023. Living In A Song was a Top 5 Bluegrass album, Top 10 Americana album and Top 40 Current Country album. Their headline Living In A Song Tour continues throughout 2023 and also includes tour dates with Rodney Crowell, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Little Feat, and Jorma Kaukonen. In addition, Ickes & Hensley have been invited to play Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Los Angeles on September 23, 2023, alongside some of the world's greatest guitarists.
For more information on Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, visit robandtrey.com