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. Called "dobro's matchless contemporary master," by The New York Times, Jerry is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo artist and member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & The New South, The Country Gentlemen and The Earls of Leicester. Since 1998, he's been a key member of Alison Krauss and Union Station, touring extensively and co-producing and playing on their series of platinum albums. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces more than 1600 albums, including discs released by Dolly Parton, Phish, Garth Brooks, Johnny Mathis, Ricky Skaggs, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others, and the O Brother, Where Art Thou? movie soundtrack. He has produced albums for Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, Jesse Winchester, The Steep Canyon Rangers and more, and is Co-Music Director of the acclaimed BBC TV series Transatlantic Sessions. His latest solo album Traveler features guest appearances by such notable friends as Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons and Eric Clapton, among others.
In addition to his 14 Grammy Awards, Jerry has won the Country Music Association's “Musician of the Year” award three times. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Douglas a National Heritage Fellowship in 2004, and the Americana Music Association honored Jerry Douglas with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. As he continues his incalculable influence on Americana, bluegrass and their many related genres, Douglas forges ahead as a true pioneer in American music.