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JERRY DOUGLAS


BIO: Internationally recognized as the world's most renowned Dobro player, Jerry Douglas undoubtedly ranks amongst the top contemporary maestros in American music. Douglas has garnered thirteen GRAMMY® Awards and numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards, and holds the distinction of being named "Musician of the Year" by The Country Music Association (2002, 2005, 2007), The Academy of Country Music (11 times), and The Americana Music Association (2002, 2003). In 2004, the National Endowment for The Arts honored Douglas with a National Heritage Fellowship, acknowledging his artistic excellence and contribution to the nation's traditional arts, their highest such accolade. "From regal restraint to reckless abandon, Douglas is never anything less than astonishing." -Billboard "Jerry's my favorite musician, and I'm including Otis Redding and Elvis in that." -John Fogerty "...dobro's matchless contemporary master..." -New York Times "The fluidity, speed and precision [Douglas] demonstrate[s] on that specialized slide guitar were nothing short of astounding." -NY Post "Jerry Douglas may be a featured soloist with Alison Krauss's neo-bluegrass band, Union Station, but his eclectic musical leanings and astonishing virtuosity on the dobro place him far outside the confines of any one genre." -New Yorker "...achingly beautiful mastery of the dobro..." -San Francisco Chronicle "The world's best dobro player..." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "If Clapton is God, Jerry Douglas is the Holy Ghost. There are things this man can do with a dobro, or even a slide on electric guitar, that a lot of guitarists can't do with 10 fingers." -Illinois Entertainer "Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas are both a little in the 'force of nature' department: When they take things on, it's almost the definition of how you do that. They do it, and you think it had to be that way." -Edgar Meyer

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