Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys got their start in 2009 as a traditional bluegrass band in Lansing, Mich. Founding member Joshua Rilko describes the project as an "unofficial bluegrass thesis" to accompany his unofficial late-night studying of the genre.  These days, while still giving a nod to bluegrass and American traditional music, they boldly take their own songs in new directions.


Touring behind the release of their most recent record, Ionia, they’ve been featured in the lineup of prestigious affairs such as The Shetland Island Folk Festival 200 miles north of mainland Scotland, Stagecoach Music Festival in California with 55,000 attendees, The Bluegrass Jamboree in Germany, and a number of the best acoustic music festivals in the US including Telluride Bluegrass Festival, ROMP, Merlefest, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival in California, Redwing Roots Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival and Pagosa Springs Folk Festival. They were named one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, a program which has featured acts like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Amos Lee, Joan Baez, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and Phish. 


"Lindsay really puts her heart into what she sings and how! She sings the way you would wan to if you could.  Phrasing, tone, emotion, it's all there.  Effortless seemingly.  Simply mesmerizing. Riveting! Don't miss the musical force that is Lindsay Lou." - David Grier (3-time IBMA guitar player of the year and previous Oak Tree Concerts artist)


"The Flatbellys have hearts in old Appalachia but were brewed by the Midwest Blue Collar work ethic.  With this approach, they've crafted catchy tunes driven by a deep love for roots music." - Audiotree 










This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist.


From his powerful yet sympathetic vocal interpretations of traditional and contemporary material to his jaw-dropping instrumental skills on both acoustic and electric guitar and considerable songwriting talents, Trey Hensley is bursting at the seams with freshness and musical excitement. His resonant baritone voice is rich, expressive, and equally at ease with classic bluegrass, traditional country, and original compositions. Raised in Jonesborough, Tennessee, Trey began playing guitar and singing when he was 10 years old. Invited by Marty Stuart and joined from the wings by Earl Scruggs, Trey Hensley landed on the Grand Old Opry when he was only 11.

Rob Ickes has been playing bluegrass with his much-decorated band Blue Highway for over twenty years, during which time he has been adjudged Bluegrass Dobro Player Of the year fifteen times. Rob has played on countless sessions, recording with artists such as Merle Haggard, Dierks Bentley, Patty Loveless, and Alison Krauss.









Rob Ickes &

Trey Hensley

​Sunday - October 22, 2017

Doors - 2:00 PM

Show - 3:00 PM

Suggested Donation -

$20 Advance / $25 DOS




Presenting House Concerts 

Lindsay Lou &

The Flatbellys

​Sunday - September 17, 2017

Doors - 2:00 PM

Show - 3:00 PM

Suggested Donation -

$20 Advance / $25 DOS




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