Saturday, January 30th, 2016
St. Xavier High School Performance Center
Highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway, made up of Jason Burleson (banjo, vocals), Rob Ickes (dobro, vocals),Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals), has earned a collective 25 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award and two Grammy nominations as a band, plus three prestigious Grammy Awards among its members.
Tim Stafford recently received honors as 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year and 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year. Rob Ickes was recently nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album — and won 2015 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year — for his collaborative album “Three Bells” with the incomparable Jerry Douglas and the late great Mike Auldridge. Ickes has the honored of reigning as the Most Awarded Instrumentalist in the Hisotry of IBMA with an unprecedented 15 Dobro Performer of the Year Awards.
Blue Highway stormed national airplay charts sending “The Game” soaring to #1 in June 2014, on the national Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart, holding firm at #1 for 7 consecutive months. The IBMA 2012 Vocal Group of the Year also sent the title track of The Game to #1 on multiple charts including Bluegrass Today and Roots Music Report, as well as holding at #1 in August for three consecutive months on the national Bluegrass Unlimited Song Chart.
“The Game” was named the #1 Bluegrass Album of the Year by critic Daniel Mullins in his end of the year Top 20 Albums of 2014 list published in Bluegrass Today.
Blue Highway received the Most Radio Airplay of any Bluegrass Artist for 2014, per the 2014 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart released by Bluegrass Today. Blue Highway’s chart-topping ‘The Game’ sent three songs soaring into the Top 30 for the year.
As momentum continues to build for the 21-year strong powerhouse band, Blue Highway broke into 2015 with Sold Out shows accounting for half their concerts to date. Join us January 30th to hear this talented group of bluegrass performers bring life to the stage!