ResoSummit is produced by Rob Ickes & Betty Wheeler for ResoRevolution.



Thanks to everyone who made the 8th annual ResoSummit so special!

Nashville | November 13-16, 2014

ResoSummit 2014 Group Photo

Photo by Lee Hiers

Click on the above photo for a high-resolution version of the photo you can download. The photo is a 3.64MB file and has a 2x3 aspect ratio. Click here for a high-resolution version of the above photo without the "Total Dobro Overload" caption (7.60MB file). For a version formatted for 8x10 printing, click here (2.95MB file). Also watch this space for a gallery of 2014 photos.

ResoSummit 2014 Photo Gallery

Click on the images below to see a great selection of photos from ResoSummit on Flickr, taken by our official photographer, Lee Hiers.

ResoSummit 2014 Collage 1
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Use the link above to get the 18-page PDF that contains detailed workshop descriptions.

Use the link above to get the workshop schedule as it appears on the survey. We recommend either printing your survey before you submit it, or marking your responses on a printout of this PDF.

FAQs + Key Logistical Info for ResoSummit

Cancellation+Refund Policy

ResoSummit: Total Dobro Overload by Design!

3 days of workshops by a diverse, stellar faculty; 3 evening performances at the Station Inn plus a closing faculty Dobro All-Stars performance; after-hours jams; luthier consultations; and more. ResoSummit's home is the Scarritt-Bennett Center, a beautiful campus in Nashville's Music Row-Vanderbilt area.

Scarritt-Bennett: ResoSummit's home
Our goal: To send you home with enough homework, ideas, and especially inspiration to make this a highly creative and productive time in your musical life.

Registration Fee: $450
Includes all workshops & activities, 3 Station Inn performances, the new "small group" workshop, and the closing Dobro All-Stars performance. Does not include optional on-site housing or meals.Optional on-site meals are available by pre-order, with orders taken closer to the event.

The registration fee is $20 higher than 2013, reflecting our increased costs. The prices for on-site housing and meals are unchanged from 2013.

Payment of Fees:
A $125 registration fee deposit is due upon registration, plus a $100 deposit for any on-site housing you wish to reserve. The balance is due on or before August 1, 2014.


Wait-List Information

Every year, we are able to make offers to people on our wait-list. Signing up is easy: click the link below, and complete a simple sign-up survey. The date and time that you submit the sign-up survey establishes your priority on the wait list. Note that in our discretion, we may give higher priority to international wait-listers, given the logistical complexities involved in attending ResoSummit from abroad.

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Please review this cancellation & refund policy CAREFULLY before paying your deposit or fees.

ON OR BEFORE AUG. 1, 2014, registration fees and on-site lodging deposits are fully refundable minus a $25 cancellation fee.

FROM AUG. 2 THROUGH OCT. 1, registration fees are 50% refundable. On-site lodging & meals payments are refundable if we are able to reassign your room and/or meals to another participant. Otherwise, lodging & meals payments are nonrefundable.

ON & AFTER OCT. 1, registration fees and on-site lodging and meals payments are non-refundable.

Although we reserve the right to follow the terms of this cancellation & refund policy strictly, if we are able to fill the vacancy from our wait list or reassign your room and meals to another participant, we may, in our sole discretion, elect to refund a greater portion of your deposit.

Please note that many people on our wait list need several months' advance notice in order to be able to arrange to attend. If you need to cancel, the sooner you do so, the more likely it is that we can fill your space from the wait list.


Many ResoSummit participants bring family members or friends with them to Nashville.

At registration on Thursday afternoon, and during ResoSummit, you can buy "friends and family" tickets (price TBA) so that your family members or friends can join you for the evening performances at The Station Inn. You can also purchase on-site meals for your friends and family (by pre-order, in advance of the event). Family and friends are welcome to participate in after-hours jams on instruments other than dobro (and we especially encourage bass players!). However, workshops and other daytime ResoSummit activities, including the opening session, are open to registered participants only. You may bring family/friends to the closing performance on a space-available basis.

Our Restaurants+Diversions webpage lists nearby restaurants and some interesting activities for Nashville visitors, and we'll update this list as ResoSummit gets closer.






Rob Ickes

Paul Beard

Greg Booth

Billy Cardine

Andy Hall

Jimmy Heffernan

Orville Johnson

Randy Kohrs

Stacy Phillips

Tim Scheerhorn

Josh Swift

Mike Witcher



Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
(Josh Swift, dobro)

The Kathy Kallick Band
(Greg Booth, dobro)

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
with Aubrey Haynie, John Alvey & Mike Bub


The Dobro
All-Stars ResoSummit Faculty Harambee Auditorium (Fondren Hall — Scarritt-Bennett Center)

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick

Critics' Pick, Nashville Scene:

Ever the busy bee, resonator guitarist Rob Ickes has for several years now been taking time out of his hectic schedule to preside over ResoSummit, an instructional camp that’s only half-jokingly billed as “total Dobro overload by design.” [By] way of showing off the instrument and some of its best masters, each night finds campers — and the public — gathering up at the Station Inn for related shows. It is always a stunning lineup..."
Jon Weisberger, Nashville Scene 


Scarritt-Bennett Center
1008 19th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37212

The Station Inn
402 12th Ave S.  
Nashville, TN 37203


Contact Us:

mailing address
P.O. Box 682551
Franklin, TN



Key Information

On this page:
Registration Fee
Wait-List Sign-up
Cancellation+Refund Policy
Schedule Highlights
New Workshop for 2014
ResoSummit Venues

Contact info
Family & Friends Info

On other pages:
Payment Page
Housing+Hotel Info
On-site Meals


Schedule highlights

ResoSummit begins on Thursday, Nov. 13. Registration opens at 3pm, and on-site room check-in opens then also. There is an optional "get acquainted" dinner at 5:30pm in the Susie Gray Dining Hall at the Scarritt-Bennett Center, our ResoSummit "home", and the first official event of ResoSummit will be an 8pm performance at the Station Inn. Informal jamming space will be available beginning at 1pm, and is available after-hours each day of ResoSummit, as deep into the night as you wish to use it.

Friday, Nov. 14 features an all-Summit opening session, where you'll meet the faculty and hear them play in duos. Three workshop sessions follow, plus an "optional activities" hour with options ranging from informal performances and demos to one-on-one opportunities to consult with faculty and our staff luthiers during "office hours". After a dinner break we'll be back at the Station Inn for a performance, followed by informal after-hours jamming.

Saturday, Nov. 15 has a similar schedule, with four workshop sessions, plus an optional activities hour, and an 8pm performance at The Station Inn.
Sunday, Nov. 16 features two morning workshop sessions, plus one 2-hour session after lunch. There is an opportunity on Sunday for a workshop at a nearby recording studio, and the 2-hour final workshop is a good opportunity for a more in-depth treatment of key topics. ResoSummit then closes with "Dobro All-Stars" faculty performance, which will end by 6pm. Some participants leave on Sunday afternoon or evening; others stay overnight and leave on Monday, so we provide after-hours jamming space for Sunday night.


ResoSummit offers approx. 80 workshops during 10 workshop sessions, covering a broad range of topics. The workshop schedule includes core topics offered every year, along with new topics based on faculty interests and suggestions from prior years' surveys. Check out the 2013 workshops here.

NEW FOR 2014: We will be offering special workshops that will give interested participants an opportunity to be in a very small (6 max.), level-controlled, and highly-participatory workshop, focusing on individual critique and feedback. Details will be in the 2014 Workshop Schedule, and participants will be surveyed in advance of the schedule's publication to help us best design these small-group sessions.














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