Tag: Jerry Douglas

Diamonds in the Dust live video from The Steeps

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Steep Canyon Rangers have released a live video of them performing Diamonds In The Dust, the second track on their brand new CD, Radio. They shot it at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC not far from where they live. Featured as a guest artist in the […]


Jerry Douglas and Mountain Heart

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

We got a note this week from Josh Shilling with Mountain Heart, telling about what a blast they had jamming and hanging out with The Earls of Leicester while they were in Utah. Are there two string bands more at the opposite ends of the […]


Notes from Gettysburg – May, 2015

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

I make no bones about it. Gettysburg is my favorite festival. I look forward to the twice a year trips there, in May and August, even though I’m rarely able to swing more than a day or two because of the pesky day job. This […]


More In Store for the Earls?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass fans everywhere can rejoice because Jerry Douglas did something for purely selfish reasons. He wanted to hear more Flatt & Scruggs music. He couldn’t find it on the radio. He didn’t hear it at festivals. And he couldn’t find musicians to play it with. […]


Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The last set of the night at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Friday, at Wide Open Bluegrass, was heaven. Billed as the Wide Open Jam, that was a rather modest description. It was the pinnacle. It was a fine Loar, or a fine pre-war Martin. […]


Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes at IBMA

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mid-week here at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, we had a lengthy and deeply personal chat with Rob Ickes and Jerry Douglas about their relationship with reso-legend, and good friend, Mike Auldridge. The specific topic for our discussion was the recent release of Three Bells, a triple dobro […]


The Earls of Leicester, New Bluegrass Royalty

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you stumbled here through a Google search for information about British bluebloods, you landed in the wrong place. But if you’re looking for bluegrass royalty, here it is. Musically, the Earls of Leicester, some of the best pickers of this or any other generation, […]


Three Bells – Auldridge, Douglas, Ickes

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Bells is an absolute rarity in the world of recorded music. It’s quite seldom that a new project conveys so much joy, so much love among the musicians, and for the instrument they share in common. Conceived as a chance for dobro buddies Jerry Douglas and Rob […]


On My Mind from The Earls of Leicester

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Can a group of Nashville bluegrass superpickers recall the power and precision of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in their prime? That’s the question Jerry Douglas is asking with his upcoming album with The Earls of Leicester. The Earls include Jerry […]


Earls of Leicester in September

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jerry Douglas’ next project is something of a departure for him. Typically a decidedly forward-loooking artist focused on new music, the Dobro master is turning his gaze back to the 1950s for The Earls of Leicester, a Flatt & Scruggs tribute project he has organized with […]