JERRY DOUGLAS "traveler"
never heard of Jerry before, so i thought i'd listen to the album online.
had no idea he had been around since the late 1970s or that he had previously won 13 Grammy's
for his bluegrass/contry/folk style of music.
album opens up with a crappy version of Cash's 'i got stripes', re-titled 'on a monday' and even
though people like Clapton,Paul Simon,Keb 'Mo,Marc Cohn and Alison Krauss help out on this one
i still didnt like it, only finding two of the eleven tracks that i liked.
that said though, there is some nice bluegrass fingerpickin' going on here, but not enough
to make me wanna 'hoop and holler' around the old barn!
from the album:
audio(with Mumford & Sons/Paul Simon)
Product DescriptionCD Description
The phrase "living legend" may be overused, but in the case of the master Dobro guitarist Jerry Douglas, it's also an understatement. In addition to his first-call status as a Nashville recording icon, he's adored by rock musicians like Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, and John Fogerty, all of whom have featured him on tours. Jerry is a 13-time Grammy winner and the long-time featured soloist with the multi-platinum Alison Krauss and Union Station. With 'Traveler', Jerry has finally recorded an album that will even further elevate his already impressive stature from super-sideman to a bona fide front-rank creator of musical Americana. Produced by Russ Titelman (Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Ry Cooder etc.), and recorded in New Orleans, Nashville, and London, this ambitious collection of vocals and instrumentals enlists a truly awesome cast of characters in support of an epic vision that combines Country/Bluegrass, R&B, and even a ballad with roots in the British Isles (Paul Simon's "The Boxer" performed with Mumford & Sons and the song's composer.) Other highlights include two New Orleans classics -"Something You Got," with vocals and guitar by Eric Clapton; and "High Blood Pressure," with vocals by Keb' Mo and a gang of the Crescent City's finest including Dr. John. But it's really a full album of high points, and the reaction among general music fans is likely to be what many insiders have known for years. There is simply no one on Earth who plays music like Jerry Douglas.