The Oxford American is excited to welcome The Jerry Douglas Band to South on Main! Doors open at 5:30 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time. The show is made possible in part by Bill & Sally Rector.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, at 11:00 AM, and are available for purchase via Metrotix.com or by calling (800) 293-5949. They are $30 (General Admission), $45 (Reserved), and $47 (Premium Reserved).
Jerry Douglas was a teenager playing in a band in Lexington, Kentucky, the first time he heard Weather Report and Chick Corea—on the same day. More than forty years later, he remembers the moment vividly.
“It blew my head off,” he says. “I loved it. And I thought, ‘Well, there’s where I could go with all this stuff runnin’ around in my head.’”
“All this stuff” is the remarkable music Douglas has made on Dobro and lap steel in a career that’s earned him world renown as the top purveyor of his craft. On his latest musical foray, What If, Douglas decisively merges those jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul he’s spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he—or anyone else—has done before.