Jerry Douglas

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About Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas is widely renowned as perhaps the finest Dobro player in contemporary acoustic music, and certainly the most celebrated and prolific. His main foundation is bluegrass, but Douglas is an eclectic whose tastes run toward jazz, blues, folk, and straight-ahead country as well, and he's equally capable of appealing to bluegrass aficionados or new agers with a taste for instrumental roots music. His progressive sensibility as a composer has earned him comparisons to like-minded virtuosos Béla Fleck and David Grisman, and he's played alongside the likes of Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, T-Bone Burnett, Phish, Lyle Lovett, and the Chieftains. In his catalog of solo work, highlights include 1992's progressive bluegrass effort Slide Rule; 1996's Bourbon and Rosewater, a session with Indian guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt; the intelligent Americana of 2008's Glide, and the cross-genre explorations of 2017's What If.

Warren, OH, United States
May 28, 1956
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