Jerry Douglas: A Dobro Pickin’ Man


Jerry Douglas

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.  In addition to being widely recognized as an absolute dobro master, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Matchless Contemporary Master

Called “dobro’s matchless contemporary master,” by The New York Times, Jerry Douglas is by far one of the most innovative recording artists in music. Whether it be as a solo artist or as a member of groundbreaking bands such as J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, the Grammy-winning The Earls of Leicester, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas’ distinctive sound has graced more than 1500 albums over the years. Including discs released by juggernauts of the industry such as Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Ray Charles. Obviously playing with heavy hitters such as these Jerry needs a brand he can rely on when playing his dobro. That is why he chooses Fishman.

Since 1998, he’s been an influential member of “Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas”. He has toured extensively and co-produced and played on a series of platinum albums. He has produced albums for Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, and Jesse Winchester. Jerry Douglas is co-Music Director of the critically 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.

The Master’s Secret Weapon

Jerry Douglas is a Fishman Artist because he needs the best when he is playing. He trusts Fishman on his signature aura imaging pedal. A pedal that is easy to set up and use, the Jerry Douglas Signature Aura Imaging Pedal removes the need to mic your instrument on stage. It eliminates stage noise and intrusive microphone setups.

Watch The Master at Work

Check out the Fishman gear Jerry uses plus more here.

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