Tag: Jerry Douglas

Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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. […]

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Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes at IBMA

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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The Earls of Leicester, New Bluegrass Royalty

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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, […]

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Three Bells – Auldridge, Douglas, Ickes

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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On My Mind from The Earls of Leicester

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
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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 […]

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Earls of Leicester in September

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Womack and Douglas to host IBMAs

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has today announced that country singer Lee Ann Womack and reso-guitar superstar Jerry Douglas would serve as hosts for the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. The awards presentation will be held October 2, 2014 at the Duke Energy Center […]

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Three Bells commemorates Mike Auldridge

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mike Auldridge has been lionized as a giant of the slide resonator guitar for many years, long before he died just after Christmas in 2012. From his early days in the Washington, DC bluegrass scene through his time with Seldom Scene, Chesapeake, and his own […]

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Jerry Douglas at the Musician Portrait Project

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jerry Douglas is the latest artist to be featured in the Musician Portrait Project, a series of moving portraits by photographer Derek Brad. In each portrait, Brad uses a high definition video camera to create a brief black & white video portrait of prominent musical […]

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Never Thought of Looking Back – Terry Baucom

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment
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When banjo players release solo albums, they often choose to showcase their skill and speed with a selection of instrumental tracks. They tear into Scruggs tunes, offer unique originals, and perhaps throw in some more progressive tracks for good measure. The focus is on the […]

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