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Dobro master and fourteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: he has elevated, transformed, and reinvented the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.
Called “dobro’s matchless contemporary master” by The New York Times, Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo performer and a member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & the New South, The Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, The Earls of Leicester, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas’s distinctive sound graces more than 1,500 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.
Since 1998, he’s been a key member of Alison Krauss and Union Station, touring extensively and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums. He has produced albums for Alison Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, and Jesse Winchester and is co-music director of the acclaimed BBC TV series Transatlantic Sessions. His latest solo album Traveler features guest appearances by such notable friends as Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, and Eric Clapton, among others.
Jerry Douglas is to roots music instrumentalists what T Bone Burnett is to producers.
Few musicians ever achieve such complete dominance and superiority on their instrument as Jerry Douglas.
—The Independent (UK)