Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas

born on 28/5/1956 in Warren, OH, United States

Links www.jerrydouglas.com (English)

Jerry Douglas

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Jerry Douglas

Background information
Birth name Gerald Calvin Douglas
Born May 28 1956
in Warren, Ohio
Genre(s) Bluegrass, Country
Instrument(s) Dobro
Years active 1970s - present
Label(s) Rounder, MCA, Sugar Hill, Koch
Website Official website

Gerald Calvin (Jerry) Douglas (born as Gerald Calvin Douglas on May 28, 1956 in Warren, Ohio) is an American musician and resonator guitar player. In addition to his eleven solo releases and countless special projects, Douglas has played on more than 1600 albums. As a sideman, he has recorded with artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Emmylou Harris, Phish, Dolly Parton, T Bone Burnett Paul Simon, Ricky Skaggs, Bill Frisell, John Fogerty, Nanci Griffith, Tony Rice, Elvis Costello, and James Taylor, as well as performing on the landmark O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. As a producer, he has overseen albums by the Del McCoury Band, Maura O'Connell, Jesse Winchester and the Nashville Bluegrass Band. He has been part of such notable groups as The Whites, J. D. Crowe and the New South, the Country Gentlemen, and Strength in Numbers.

Since 1998, Douglas has been a key member of Alison Krauss and Union Station, touring extensively and playing on a series of platinum albums.

When not on the road with Alison Krauss + Union Station, Douglas tours with his band in support of his extensive body of work.

In 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Douglas a National Heritage Fellowship.[1]

Douglas has received twelve Grammy Awards. He has also won the Country Music Association's 'Musician of the Year' award three times, in 2002, 2005 and 2007.

Douglas was named Artist in Residence for the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Douglas was honored at the 36th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado for his twenty-fifth consecutive year playing in and at the festival. He was joking presented a goat from Sam Bush during Sam's performance. As well as performing with Bush, he played with Elvis Costello for his entire performance as well as his normal "house band" appearance and countless others.

Discography

Solo projects

  • Fluxology, Rounder 0093, 1979
  • Fluxedo, Rounder 0112, 1982
  • Under the Wire, MCA 5675, 1986
  • Changing Channels, MCA 5965, 1987
  • Everything Is Gonna Work Out Fine, Rounder 11535, 1987
  • Plant Early, MCA 6305, 1989
  • Slide Rule, Sugar Hill 3797, 1992
  • Restless on the Farm, Sugar Hill 3875, 1998
  • Lookout for Hope, Sugar Hill 3938, 2002
  • The Best Kept Secret, Koch CD9847, 2005
  • Best of the Sugar Hill Years, Sugar Hill 4026, 2007
  • Glide, Koch CD9847, 2008[2]

Special projects

  • J.D. Crowe & The New South 1975 as J. D. Crowe & the New South
  • Holiday In Japan 1975 as J. D. Crowe & the New South
  • New South Live 1975 as J. D. Crowe & the New South
  • Boone Creek 1977 as Boone Creek
  • One Way Track 1977 as Boone Creek
  • That Down Home Feeling 1977 as Buck White & Down Home Folks
  • Buck and Family Live 1979 as Buck White & Down Home Folks
  • More Pretty Girls Than One 1979 as Buck White & Down Home Folks
  • Bluegrass Album Vol.3: California Connection 1983 as as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Snakes Alive 1984 as Dreadful Snakes
  • Bluegrass Album Vol.4 1985 as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Bluegrass Album Vol.5: Sweet Sunny South 1989 as Bluegrass Album Band
  • The Telluride Sessions 1989 as Strength in Numbers
  • Skip, Hop & Wobble 1993 as Barenberg, Douglas & Meyer
  • The Great Dobro Sessions 1994 as Jerry Douglas and various artists
  • Bluegrass Album Vol.6: Bluegrass Instrumentals 1996 as Bluegrass Album Band
  • Bourbon & Rosewater 1996 as Douglas, Meyer, Bhatt
  • Yonder 1996 with Peter Rowan
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 with Alison Krauss, The Whites, as Soggy Bottom Boys

Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas

  • Forget About It 1999
  • New Favorite 2001
  • Live 2002
  • Lonely Runs Both Ways 2004
  • A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection 2007

Awards

Grammy awards

  • 1983 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "Fireball" - with The New South
  • 1994 Best Bluegrass Album - "The Great Dobro Sessions"
  • 2001 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" with Earl Scruggs
  • 2001 Album of the Year - "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" - various artists
  • 2001 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group - "The Lucky One"- Alison Krauss + Union Station
  • 2001 Best Bluegrass Album - "New Favorite" - Alison Krauss + Union Station
  • 2003 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "Cluck Old Hen" - Alison Krauss + Union Station
  • 2003 Best Bluegrass Album - "LIVE" - Alison Krauss + Union Station
  • 2004 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "Earl's Breakdown" - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Featuring Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Vassar Clements & Jerry Douglas
  • 2006 Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal - "Restless" - Alison Krauss and Union Station
  • 2006 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "Unionhouse Branch" - Alison Krauss and Union Station
  • 2006 Best Country Album - "Lonely Runs Both Ways" - Alison Krauss and Union Station

CMA Awards

  • 2002 Musician of the Year
  • 2005 Musician of the Year
  • 2007 Musician of the Year

IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards

  • 1990 Instrumental Performers of the Year Dobro
  • 1991 Instrumental Performers of the Year Dobro
  • 1992 Instrumental Album of the Year - Slide Rule, Jerry Douglas
  • 1992 Record Event of the Year - Slide Rule
  • 1992 Instrumental Performers of the Year Dobro
  • 1993 Instrumental Performers of the Year - Dobro
  • 1994 Instrumental Album of the Year - Skip, Hop & Wobble; Douglas, Barenberg & Meyer
  • 1994 Instrumental Performers of the Year - Dobro
  • 1995 Instrumental Album of the Year - The Great Dobro Sessions; Mike Auldridge, Curtis Burch, Jerry Douglas, Josh Graves, Rob Ickes, Oswald Kirby, Stacy Phillips, Tut Taylor, Sally Van Meter, Gene Wooten
  • 1995 Record Event of the Year - The Great Dobro Sessions
  • 1995 Instrumental Performers of the Year - Dobro
  • 1997 Album of the Year - True Life BluesThe Songs of Bill Monroe; Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, Mike Compton, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Pat Enright, Greg Garing, Richard Greene, David Grier, David Grisman, John Hartford, Bobby Hicks, Kathy Kallick, Laurie Lewis, Mike Marshall, Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Jim Nunally, Scott Nygaard, Mollie O'Brien, Tim O'Brien, Alan O'Bryant, Herb Pedersen, Todd Phillips, John Reischman, Peter Rowan, Craig Smith, Chris Thile, Tony Trischka, Roland White
  • 1997 Record Event of the Year - True Life BluesThe Songs of Bill Monroe
  • 1997 Instrumental Album of the Year - Bluegrass Instrumentals, Volume 6; The Bluegrass Album Band
  • 2001 Instrumental Performers of the Year - Dobro
  • 2002 Instrumental Performers of the Year - Dobro
  • 2003 Album of the Year - Alison Krauss + Union Station Live, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
  • 2003 Record Event of the Year - Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol. III; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Matraca Berg, Sam Bush, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash, Vassar Clements, Iris DeMent, Rodney Dillard, Jerry Douglas, Glen Duncan, Vince Gill, Josh Graves, Jamie Hanna, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Jonathan McEuen, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Glenn Worf & Dwight Yoakam

National Endowment for the Arts

  • 2004 National Heritage Fellowship

References

  • Humphrey, Mark. (1998). "Jerry Douglas". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 151.

Notes

  1. NEA Heritage Fellowship page for Jerry Douglas. Accessed April 24, 2009
  2. Norman, Wendell. Jerry's Discography. Retrieved on 2008-12-02.

External links

Awards
New Title
None recognized before
AMA Instrumentalist of the Year
2002
Succeeded by:
Jerry Douglas
Preceded by:
Jerry Douglas
AMA Instrumentalist of the Year
2003
Succeeded by:
Will Kimbrough
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