The Gibson Brothers and Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley take the stage together this February. The Gibson Brothers were named back-to-back Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Known for a mix of Bluegrass, Country, and Soul, the Gibson Brothers have climbed near the top of the Bluegrass genre after over 20 years. When a duo can count Tommy Emmanuel as a fan, you know that Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes know their way around their instruments.
Raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York, the Gibson Brothers began performing as adolescents, playing Gospel instrumentals at a local church before pursuing music careers in Nashville in their 20s. Since then, the award-winning duo has released 8 studio albums, and won 11 IBMA awards. The Gibson Brothers are known for popular songs “In the Ground,” “Mockingbird,” “Brotherhood,” “They Call It Music,” “Red-Letter Day,” and many others.
Now having established themselves as Bluegrass royalty, Leigh and Eric Gibson step into what some might at first see as uncharted territory on their country-soul breakout “Mockingbird,” the new album produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Fergie Ferguson.
A mix of country, soul and seventies rock, the album further cements the sibling duo as musical trailblazers. As players and vocalists, they are superb, harmonizing as only siblings can. As songwriters, they stand without peer, having long been a band awarded for their songs and songwriting.
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
When a duo can count Tommy Emmanuel as a fan, you know that Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes know their way around their instruments. These IBMA award-winners combine their love of traditional bluegrass with country, Americana, blues, and Texas swing. Trey was recently including on “TrueFire”’s list of “50 Gifted Singer-Songwriters You Must Know,” but he got his start onstage at age 8 when Marty Stuart invited him to join him and Earl Scruggs onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Years later he would open for acts like Johnny Cash to Peter Frampton. Rob may not have appeared at the Opry so young, but he has become such a prolific dobro player that he has played on recordings by everyone from Earl Scruggs to Alan Jackson to David Lee Roth.
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