Grammy winner Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will perform at Thursday at The Barn, 136 Mac Davis Road, Columbus, for the last concert of the 2021 season. Local artist Jessica Horton will open the show at 6 p.m.
Ickes, an American dobro player, has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards, winning two in 1994 for his contributions to bluegrass and gospel albums. He and Hensely’s album “Before The Sun Goes Down” was nominated in 2015 for the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.
Ickes co-founded the bluegrass group Blue Highway and has been a sought-after Nashville session player and live performing musician for decades, with credits to his name such as Vince Gill, Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and Alison Krauss. Hensley has shared stages with artists such as Johnny Cash, Steve Wariner, and Peter Frampton. As a duo, Ickes and Hensley have shared the stage and collaborated with Tommy Emmanuel, Taj Mahal, David Grisman, and Jorma Kaukonen & Hot Tuna.
Hensley is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He made his first public appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age 11 with Marty Stuart and Earl Scruggs.
The duo of Ickes and Hensley has also released “The Country Blues” (2016) and “World Full of Blues” (2019).
Money in the donation jar will go to the Boys and Girls Club.