Angeline the Baker
(full-song video below)
The Old Rugged Cross
The first video, below, is a DVD excerpt featuring the full-song performance of "Angeline the Baker" by Rob Ickes and Andy Leftwich. The second video includes an interview excerpt, plus (at 0:48) a portion of Rob's performance of one of his most-beloved and requested solos, "The Old Rugged Cross."
About Rob: The 10-time winner of the IBMA Dobro Player of the Year award, Ickes is a founding member of the
acclaimed ensembles Blue Highway and Three Ring Circle. He has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Charlie Haden, Merle Haggard, Earl Scruggs, Tony Rice, David Grisman, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, David Lee Roth, Patty Loveless, Marty Stuart, Claire Lynch, John Cowan, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. The youngest dobro player on The Great Dobro Sessions (1994 Grammy, Best Bluegrass Album), he was also on the Alison Krauss & The
Cox Family album, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (1994 Grammy, Best Southern Gospel).
“Ickes expands the reach of resonator guitar as no other exponent of that instrument has done so far. His harmonic development tied to his melodic explorations . . . displays his limitless vision for the instrument.
. . . Ickes and [Andy] Leftwich jam intensely on war horses such as "Angeline The Baker" and "Wheel Hoss" mixed with original tunes titled "Monrobro" and "Sanford and Son." They explore the nuances of each tune and the emotion inherent in each tune. . . Accompanying the DVD is a CD containing all of the musical tracks on the DVD. This is a very nice package with lots of great music that will appeal to more than just resonator guitar fans and fans of Rob Ickes. It could well bring new fans to the fold.
– Bluegrass Unlimited, Feb. 2009
“This DVD is fantastic! Rob's playing is excitingly creative throughout each song. Rob is a uniquely expressive and creatively soulful resophonic master, whose playing is currently redefining his instrument's musical acceptance. Wow!”
– Paul Franklin
CD+DVD Track List
*These tracks also feature Andy Leftwich
1. Angeline the Baker 3:08 *
2. I Am a Pilgrim 4:18 *
3. Be Thou My Vision 3:13 *
4. Monrobro 3:02 *
5. Wayfaring Stranger 5:15 *
6. Stanford and Son 3:59 *
7. Made in France 3:14 *
8. Wheel Hoss 2:49 *
9. I’m Thinkin’ Tonight of My Blue
Eyes 2:56 *
10. Blackberry Blossom 2:30 *
11. Jack’s BBQ Blues 3:14
12. September Song 4:53
13. Lullaby of Birdland 4:40
14. Some Other Time 5:01
15. Stars Fell on Alabama 4:55
16. Ireland, Love of My Heart 3:17
17. The Old Rugged Cross 3:54