Bluegrass music is full of hotshot musicians, but only a handful qualify as true innovators. Jerry Douglas, the extraordinary dobro player, belongs to that exclusive club. He took an ungainly instrument with a relatively limited musical vocabulary and found a way to coax a variety of sounds from it: sweet lyrical fills, muscular rhythmic chops, lightning-fast runs. It's no surprise that Douglas, who for several years has been a full-time member of Alison Krauss's fine band Union Station, has played backup on more than... More >>>