Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas | Deering Live Ep. 106

Dobro legend and ProPik player Jerry Douglas may not be known for playing banjo, but he is probably more qualified than most to talk about it. With an extensive resume to his name, Jerry has played with some of the greatest players to ever live. In this episode, we get to pick the mind of a man who has seen and played with the creme de la creme.


  • Robert

    Thank you, great.

  • Bosco Dog

    Jerry, what did you call that contraption on you dobro that will change the keys without returning every time? You are just great. Thank you for being such an inspiration to a lot of people.

  • Ryan

    How was it playing with mumford and sons on “the boxer”?

  • Kevin

    Great episode…I played electric guitar and pedal steel guitar for 25 years (traditional honky-tonk and Western swing mostly). However, I grew up listening to bluegrass as well. I was always a big fan J.D. Crowe & the New South (especially when Jerry Douglas was playing with them). I have always loved Jerry’s approach to the dobro as well as Tony Rice’s guitar playing. I got a way from listening to bluegrass for a number of years, but got into again during the COVID-19 shutdown. I rediscovered J.D. Crowe & the New South again as well as newer artists like Molly Tuttle (who grew up in the same town as me) and Billy Strings. Listening to this music again inspired me to take up the banjo. I took out all of my old Flatt & Scruggs albums and watched every banjo tutorial I could on YouTube. I bought my first Deering (Good Time) banjo last year, and I have been able to learn how to play more than I ever expected I could. J.D. Crowe videos and recordings have been key as well as Rob McCoury, Ron Stewart, and many others. Having the pedal steel guitar (open tuning and right hand finger picking) and Tony Rice acoustic guitar background help immensely in terms of learning the banjo. Having the Deering banjo has also been a game changer. For years I was mystified listening to banjo recordings before I realized the players had 5th string spikes, etc. Thank you for having such a great website, guest artists, resources, and banjo community.



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