Co-produced by Ickes & Hensley, BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN, seamlessly blends contemporary bluegrass with the spare studio stylings of classic ’60s and ’70s country music. Accompanied by some of the finest musicians in Nashville, the duo tackles a diverse group of songs, putting a fresh spin on the music of Jimmy Martin, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills. Stand out tracks include the title track, an acoustic country blues take on Vaughn’s “Pride and Joy,” a red hot version of Billy Joe Shaver’s “Georgia on a Fast Train,” a grassy rendition of Bobby Starnes’ “Lightning,” and the Trey Hensley original “My Way is the Highway.” Ickes discovered Hensley when he heard the 23-year old’s scratch vocal on a track for Rob’s band Blue Highway’s album The Game. Ickes was inspired by Hensley’s striking vocal talent, invited him to play some live shows, and ultimately proposed the two musicians record a studio project together.
From the new album, Before the Sun Goes Down, on Compass Records.
A wonderful collaboration between Trey and Rob on acoustic guitar and dobro respectively, with a rousing vocal by Trey from the repertoire of the late, great Texas blues guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan. I’ve heard Trey do this live on his telecaster and that is something to see and hear–but this acoustic version, with the interplay here with Rob’s dobro, is unique and special.
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley performing “Friend Of The Devil” at Music City Roots Live From The Factory on 11.05.2014
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley performing “Lightning” at Music City Roots Live From The Factory on 11.05.2014
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley performing “My Way Is The Highway” at Music City Roots Live From The Factory on 11.05.2014
Hey everybody…here is an interview I did for Mel Bay a little bit ago. I would like to say a huge “Thank You!” to Rob Haines, Erica Lee and all of the folks at Mel Bay!
Here’s a video of me singing “My Last Day in the Mine” with Blue Highway at the Station Inn! Thanks again for having me up there, fellers! It’s always a huge honor!
Trey Hensley and the new Wayne Henderon #610
I had several people wanting to know if I would do a video of me playing my new Wayne Henderson guitar (#610) that Wayne built for me…so, here you go! Please excuse the sloppy playing! Thanks so much to Wayne for building me this incredible guitar! It is without a doubt my favorite guitar and without a doubt the best guitar I’ve ever played! I hope you enjoy the video…thanks for watching!
Nine Pound Hammer – Trey Hensley Station Inn
Trey Hensley playing Nine Pound Hammer at the Station Inn
Carl Jackson on banjo
Larry Cordle on rhythm guitar
Rob Ickes on dobro
Aubrey Haynie on Fiddle
Doug Jernigan on steel guitar
Catherine Marx on keyboards
Ashley Campbell on Banjo
Larry Atamanuik on drums
Mike Bub on bass
Hold Watcha Got
Thank you all for coming out to the Down Home the other night! Here is a video for those of you who missed it! Here is Hold Watcha Got by Jimmy Martin.
Tommy Starnes on bass
Glen Rose on banjo
Dave Yates on fiddle