Song Premiere: Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes — “Till There Was You/Moon River”

Juli Thanki | August 20th, 2014

In 1994, Dobro virtuosos Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, and Rob Ickes appeared on the Grammy-winning album The Great Dobro Sessions. Nearly 20 years later, the three men reunited to work on more music. Sadly, it would turn out to be Auldridge’s final project, as he passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer in December 2012, shortly after the recording sessions were completed.

The trio’s final sessions together can be found on the stunning instrumental album Three Bells, which will be released on Rounder Records September 16. It features the three greats taking on classics including “Silver Threads Among the Gold” and “Panhandle Rag” in addition to several stunning original compositions like Ickes’ “Dobro Heaven” and Douglas’ “The Perils of Private Mulvaney.” Listening to the record almost feels as though you’re eavesdropping on a series of conversations between friends who don’t need words to communicate with one another.

Today we’re pleased to premiere a track from Three Bells, which you can preorder here. Listen to Auldridge’s gorgeous solo take on pop standards “Till There Was You” and “Moon River.”

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  1. Leeann
    August 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Very nice!

  2. Rick Mifflin
    August 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Sublime

  3. John Fuller
    August 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Oh yeah!! Crispy sweet!

  4. Kathy Gaddis
    August 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Very very nice!

  5. Linda Salmons
    August 20, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Whoaa!!!! Makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Beautiful tone and nuance – unmistakably Auldridge.

  6. Keith Samuels
    August 22, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I can’t wait to listen to the entire recording. What a treasure.

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