Ickes/Hensley release video
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
– Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley are releasing the video for "World Full of Blues," the title track of their Oct. 4 Compass Records album.
The video was shot with bluesman Taj Mahal adding vocals and guitar,.
"We knew we wanted a guest on this song and Taj Mahal was at the top of our dream list," Hensley said. "He loved it and agreed to sing a verse and play some guitar on it. Working with Taj in the studio was a huge highlight for us... what an amazing guy and an absolute legend in every sense."
The artists wrote nine of the songs on the new disc and have two covers. "Our songwriting was always present on the last records, but there were maybe three originals and the rest covers. We made a decision on this one to present more of our own material."
This is the second Ickes/Hensley release on Compass. Ickes is a 15-time winner of the IBMA Dobroist of the Year award.
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