Dobro dynamo returns to Mountain View 

Dobro player Douglas.
  • Dobro player Douglas.

Jerry Douglas, one busy dobro player as a solo act, session man and member of Union Station, the band that accompanies bluegrass star Alison Krauss, will return to the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View on Saturday, May 27.

Douglas, appeared in 2004 at the center and played before a full house, will be part of the Folk Center’s Resophonic Guitar Weekend, which includes other concerts and classes in the art of the guitar that gained popularity through the blues. He’s been described as the Jimi Hendrix and the Charlie Parker of acoustic music, and a matchless dobro player. Douglas has won nine Grammy Awards and while he may be best known for his bluegrass work with Krauss, he’s ventured into jazz, rock ’n’ roll, blues, Celtic mainstream country and contemporary classical. He’s been a guest performer on more than 1,000 albums. His 11th and newest solo album is “The Best Kept Secret.”

Douglas’ band, the Brickbats, also includes guitarist Keith Sewell, bassist Derek Jones, drummer Shannon Forrest and violinist Gabe Witcher. The show will also feature Orville Johnson, who will be leading the weekend classes on the resophonic guitar in blues and country. The resophonic guitar is referred to as “the guitar with a hubcap,” a metal covering on the box that gives it its unique resonance.

The show is at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $20. Call the Folk Center at 870-269-3851 for tickets or more information on the resophonic guitar classes. Evening concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. each night.




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