JERRY DOUGLAS INTERVIEW #2
Jerry Douglas Interview #2
(Originally aired on May 16, 2013)
The 13-time Grammy winner has been called "the Charlie Parker of the Dobro." Though he'd never make this claim, no one has done more than Jerry Douglas to bring the singing, snarling sound of slide resonator guitar from the back porch to the concert stage. With his spellbinding technique and staggering musical imagination, Douglas ranks as one of the greatest guitarists of our time. His work as a solo artist, studio musician, and as the featured soloist with Alison Krauss and Union Station has put him at the forefront of acoustic music. Douglas has played on more than 1,600 albums and has added his magic touch to music by Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Elvis Costello, Phish, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, and J.D. Crowe and the New South. Douglas has released 13 solo albums, each an inspiring mix of soaring melody and fiery riffage.
In our exclusive interview, Douglas describes making his latest solo album, Traveler, and shares stories about recording it in various studios around the world. We'll listen to selections from Traveler throughout the interview.