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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

About This Event:

With a Grammy nomination and multiple IBMA awards between them, these two musicians make an electrifying duo. Hold onto your hat when they start flatpicking!

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

photo by Stacie Huckeba

With a Grammy nomination and multiple IBMA awards between them, these two musicians make an electrifying duo. Hold onto your hat when they start flatpicking!

Rob Ickes (rhymes with bikes) is a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Dobro Player of the Year and co-founder of the highly influential bluegrass group Blue Highway. Trey Hensley is a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy who, by the time he was 11, had performed on the Grand Ole Opry playing guitar with Earl Scruggs and Marty Stuart.

When Scruggs played Knoxville not long after the Opry appearance, he invited the young Hensley to sit in. Ickes, who was playing Dobro in Scruggs’ band at the time, remembers Hensley as “a very talented kid”, but it would be roughly a decade before they crossed paths again. When they did, Ickes was blown away.

“I was just so excited about his music that I called everyone I knew in Nashville and told them about him. ... I used to tease him and say, ‘I’ll have you famous by Christmas.’ Then, just one year later, our first record was nominated for a GRAMMY.”

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

A Folk Festival Event!

Included with admission to our 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival August 12-14 at the York Expo Center.

Where & When:

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley in concert

Main Stage on Sunday
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley in concert

Main Stage on Sunday
5:40 pm - 6:40 pm

Meet the Masters interview

Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

COVID precautions

COVID policy for the festival will be determined in early August. While we all hope that summer brings an end to COVID protocols, SFMS is committed to creating a festival that is as safe as possible for visitors, volunteers and artists. Advance ticket purchasers will be notified of policy updates, and the policy will be posted here.