The Dobro According to Jerry Douglas

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve noticed this bluegrass thing going around. You know that rootsy, twangy amalgam of acoustic instruments, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and bass.

But if you’ve listened carefully, you’ve heard another voice, some sort of franken-guitar adorned with bizarre metal contraptions and emitting a primal cry or a vicious bark. It’s the dobro or resophonic guitar.

This 20th century American creation might have come late to the dance, but now it has a full card. There’s one man responsible for the rise of the resonator, Jerry Douglas. The Miles Davis of the dobro, he’s the reigning gunslinger who’s transformed it from second fiddle to leading lady. Jerry Douglas slides his six string into our studio.

Jerry Douglas will perform tonight at the Somerville Theater, Somerville, MAWith special guest Kevin Welch
Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm
Tickets $25.50
Tickets on sale now


Jerry Douglas, Dobro virtuoso