Jerry Douglas Biography
Jerry Douglas(Full name: Gerald Calvin “Jerry”)Douglas is an American resonator guitar and laps steel guitar player and record producer.
Jerry Douglas Career
In addition to his fourteen solo recordings, Douglas has played on more than 1,600 albums. As a sideman, he has recorded with artists as diverse as Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Phish, Dolly Parton, Susan Ashton, Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, Keb’ Mo’, Ricky Skaggs, Elvis Costello, Tommy Emmanuel, and Johnny Mathis, as well as performing on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. He has collaborated with various groups including The Whites, J.D. Crowe and the New South, The Country Gentlemen, Strength in Numbers, and Elvis Costello’s “Sugar Canes”.
He produced a number of records, including some at Sugar Hill Records. He oversaw albums by Alison Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, Jesse Winchester and the Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Earls of Leicester, The Steep Canyon Rangers. Along with Aly Bain, he serves as Music Director of the popular BBC Television series, “Transatlantic Sessions”.
Since 1998, Calvin has been a member of Alison Krauss and Union Station which features Jerry Douglas, touring extensively and playing on a series of platinum-selling albums.
When not on the road with Alison Krauss and Union Station, Gerald tours in support of his extensive body of work with his bands The Jerry Douglas Band and The Earls of Leicester following the continued success of their 2014 release The Earls of Leicester and 2015’s Rattle and Roar.
Jerry appeared with Vince Gill on Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 “Oklahoma Borderline” and “What the Cowgirls Do”. He also made a cameo in the third “United Breaks Guitars” consumer protest video, all of which went viral.
Jerry Douglas Age
Gerald Calvin “Jerry” Douglas is an American resonator guitar and lap steel guitar player and record producer. He was born on November 12. 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, the USA as Gerald Rubenstein. Jerry Douglas is 86 years old.
Jerry Douglas Family
Douglas was born in Warren, Ohio, United States. Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. His’s parents and siblings details are under review and will be updated soon.
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Jerry Douglas Wife
He is married to his wife Jill. The couple resides in Nashville, Tennessee. There are no details about Jerry kids. The information is under review and will be updated soon.
Jerry Douglas Net Worth
Jerry Douglas is an American musician and record producer. Douglas was born in Warren, Ohio in May 1956. He is known for playing resonator guitar and lap steel guitar and also plays dobro and regular guitar. Jerry Douglas has an estimated Net Worth of $5 million dollars.
Jerry Douglas Tour
Douglas 2019 Events
Tue, Jul 9 7:30 PM Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
Tue, Jul 16 8:30 PM Toronto, ON, Canada Hugh’s Room Live
Fri, Aug 9 8:00 PM Missoula, MT The Wilma
Thu, Sep 12 8:00 PM Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
Fri, Sep 20 7:00 PM Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri, Oct 18 7:00 PM Greensboro, NC Carolina Theatre
Jerry Douglas ‘Traveler
Jerry Douglas ‘Traveler’ Album Features All-Star Cast of Musical Friends
Although he’s a gifted multi-instrumentalist, Jerry Douglas has become world-renowned for his mastery of the resonator guitar a/k/a the Dobro. In fact, James Taylor told Guitar Player magazine that Douglas is “the Muhammad Ali of the Dobro.”
With friends like that, it’s no wonder that a whole lot of other friends would hop on board Jerry’s latest album, Traveler, lending vocal and instrumental support to the 11-song collection that’s due for release on eOne Music June 26.
The liner notes for Traveler, the follow-up to his 2009 holiday collection, Jerry Christmas!, read like a who’s who of popular American music, with guest vocals from Eric Clapton, Marc Cohn, Keb’ Mo’, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon. Also along for the ride: Sam Bush (harmony vocals and mandolin), Dr. John (piano), Béla Fleck (banjo), Omar Hakim (drums), Viktor Krauss (bass) and Del McCoury (harmony vocals), among others.
“This record is the culmination of a long career spent making friends and lending my sound to theirs,” says the three-time CMA and 11-time ACM Musician of the Year. “This time my friends have come on board to lend their voices to me.”
Recorded in Nashville, New Orleans, New York, and Banbury, U.K., the album spotlights versions of Paul Simon classics “The Boxer” and “American Tune.”
In addition to four original instrumental tunes from Jerry, he also offers up his first solo lead vocal on record for a rendition of Leadbelly’s “On a Monday,” (a prison tune Johnny Cash later reworked as “I Got Stripes”).
Jerry Douglas, Traveler track listing:
“On a Monday”
“Something You Got” (feat. Eric Clapton)
“So Here We Are”
“The Boxer” (feat. Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon)
“Duke and Cookie”
“High Blood Pressure” (feat. Keb’ Mo’)
“Gone To Fortingall”
“Right On Time” (feat. Marc Cohn)
“Frozen Fields” (feat. Alison Krauss and Union Station)
Jerry Douglas Songs
The Boxer Babel · 2012
Hey Joe Slide Rule · 1992
Little Martha Lookout for Hope · 2002
Route Irish Glide · 2008
Who’s Your Uncle? The Best Kept Secret · 2005
We Hide & Seek Slide Rule · 1992
On A Monday Traveler · 2012
Takarasaka Restless on the Farm · 1998
Gone to Fortingall Traveler · 2012
St. Anne’s Reel Changing Channels · 1987
Big Bug Shuffle Skip, Hop & Wobble · 1993
Lil’ Roro The Best Kept Secret · 2005
Choctaw Hayride New Favorite · 2001
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow Live · 2002
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn New Favorite · 2001
Big Sciota Skip, Hop & Wobble · 1993
So Here We Are Traveler · 2012
A Tribute to Peador O’Donnell Restless on the Farm · 1998
The Hymn of Ordinary Motion Skip, Hop & Wobble · 1993
American Tune/Spain Traveler · 2012
King Silkie Traveler · 2012
Duke and Cookie Traveler · 2012
I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby Slide Rule · 1992
Monkey Let the Hogs Out Lookout for Hope · 2002
Sir Aly B The Best Kept Secret · 2005
The Suit Lookout for Hope · 2002
Turkish Taffee Restless on the Farm · 1998
Momma Cried New Favorite · 2001
Swing Blues #1 The Best Kept Secret · 2005
Cincinnati Rag 1987
Carolina in My Mind Dust Bowl Children Paper Airplane · 2011
Jerry Douglas Albums
Skip, Hop & Wobble 1993
Three Bells 2014
Lookout for Hope 2002
Restless on the Farm 1998
Slide Rule 1992
Plant Early 1989
The Best Kept Secret 2005
Under the Wire 1986
Jerry Christmas 2009
What If 2017
Changing Channels 1987
Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro 2014
Fantasizing About Being Black 2017
Waltz of the Wind 1998
Get Low: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2010
Bourbon & Rosewater 1995
Across The Grain 2015
New Favorite 2001
Lonely Runs Both Ways 2004
The Best Is Yet To Come 2007
Get Low: Original Motion Picture Score 2010
What Is Funky 2008
Church In The Wildwood 2009
Smoky Mountain Sleigh Ride 2009
Everything Is Gonna Work Out Fine 1987
Best of the Sugar Hill Years 2007
Jerry Douglas Little Martha
“Little Martha” was the only Allman Brothers Band track written solely by the group leader and partial namesake Duane Allman.
The tune first appeared on the final studio track on the Allman Brothers Band’s fourth album, Eat a Peach, released in 1972. The track was recorded in October 1971, a few weeks before Duane Allman’s death in a motorcycle accident.
Allman’s original recording of the song is a bouncy fingerstyle acoustic guitar instrumental duet with minimal accompaniment. Allman and bandmate Dickey Betts played the tune on 6-string guitars using open Eb tuning.
The song’s simple melody and rhythmic counterpoint quickly made it a favorite among fans; acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke, who often covered the song in performance, once called it “the most perfect guitar song ever written.”
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