Jerry Douglas new album, Traveler, features Clapton, Mumford & Sons, Dr. John and more

JERRY DOUGLAS’ NEW ALBUM “TRAVELER”
OUT JUNE 26 ON eONE MUSIC
ALBUM FEATURES VOCALS FROM: ERIC CLAPTON, MARC COHN, ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION, KEB’ MO’, MUMFORD & SONS AND PAUL SIMON
GUEST MUSICIANS INCLUDE: DR. JOHN, BÉLA FLECK, DEL MCCOURY, SAM BUSH, OMAR HAKIM AND VIKTOR KRAUSS

“…dobro’s matchless contemporary master…”—The New York Times
“From regal restraint to reckless abandon, Douglas is never anything less than astonishing.”
—Billboard Magazine
“Jerry’s my favorite musician, and I’m including Otis Redding and Elvis in that.”—John Fogerty
“Hey that’s Jerry Douglas…the Muhammad Ali of the Dobro!”—James Taylor, quoted in Guitar Player

Traveler, the new album from world-renowned musician Jerry Douglas, will be released June 26 on eOne Music. This is Douglas’ first solo release since his acclaimed 2009 Christmas album Jerry Christmas! and features special guest vocals from Eric Clapton, Mumford & Sons, Paul Simon, Keb’ Mo’, Marc Cohn and Alison Krauss and Union Station. The 11-track album also features legendary musicians Dr. John (piano), Béla Fleck (banjo), Del McCoury (harmony vocals), Sam Bush (harmony vocals and mandolin) Omar Hakim (drums) and Viktor Krauss (bass), among others.
Recorded in Nashville, New Orleans, New York and Banbury, U.K., Traveler was produced by Russ Titelman. Songs include versions of Paul Simon’s “The Boxer” and “American Tune,” as well as several original tunes from Douglas (“So Here We Are,” “Duke and Cookie,” “Gone to Fortingall” and “King Silkie”). Of special note is Douglas’ rendition of the Leadbelly classic “On A Monday,” which marks his lead vocal debut.
Internationally recognized as the world’s most renowned Dobro player, Douglas ranks among the top contemporary artists in American music. Douglas has garnered thirteen Grammy Awards while holding the distinction of being named “Musician of the Year” by The Country Music Association (2002, 2005, 2007), The Academy of Country Music (11 times), and The Americana Music Association (2002, 2003), as well as numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Douglas is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Americana Music Association, and was honored as the 2008 Artist In Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN. In 2004, the National Endowment for The Arts honored Douglas with a National Heritage Fellowship, acknowledging his artistic excellence and contribution to the nation’s traditional arts, their highest such accolade.
In addition to his groundbreaking work as a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Country Gentlemen, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Boone Creek, Strength in Numbers, Elvis Costello’s Sugarcanes, and others, Douglas has graced over 2,000 recordings by such distinguished artists as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Elvis Costello, Garth Brooks, Charlie Haden, Earl Scruggs, Phish, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell, The Chieftains, and the eight million-plus selling soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

JERRY DOUGLAS, TRAVELER
1. On A Monday
2. Something You Got featuring Eric Clapton
3. So Here We Are
4. The Boxer featuring Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon
5. Duke And Cookie
6. High Blood Pressure featuring Keb’ Mo’
7. Gone To Fortingall
8. Right On Time featuring Marc Cohn
9. American Tune/Spain
10. Frozen Fields featuring Alison Krauss and Union Station
11. King Silkie

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
May 4 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall*
May 5 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre*
May 6 Memphis, TN Beale Street Music Hall*
May 20 Mars Hill, NC Moore Auditorium†
May 26 Groveland, CA Strawberry Festival*
June 15 New York, NY BB King Blues Club‡
June 19 Mescalero, NM Inn of the Mountain Gods*
June 21 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival*
June 23 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival‡
June 24 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival**
July 29 Floyd, VA FloydFest*
July 27 Athens, GA Classic Center*
July 28 Charlotte, NC Uptown*
July 29 Floyd, VA Floydfest*
August 3 Sandpoint, ID Sandpoint Festival*
August 4 Woodinville, WA Chateau St. Michelle*
August 5 Goldendale, WA Maryhill Winery*
August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Bohemian Nights Festival*
August 12 Billings, MT Magic City Blues Festival*
August 24 Asheville,NC Biltmore*
August 25 Danville, KY Center for the Arts*
August 26 Aurora, IL Paramount Theatre*
September 2 Pagosa Springs, CO Four Corners Festival‡
September 7 Boulder, CO Chautaqua Auditorium‡
September 27 Santa Ynez, CA Samala Showroom*
September 28 Hanford, CA Hanford Civic Auditorium*
September 29 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre/Harmonyfest*
September 30 Rohnert Park, CA Green Music Center*
October 5-8 San Francisco, CA Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival‡
*Alison Kruass and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
†with Bryan Sutton, Tim O’Brien, Dennis Crouch and Casey Driessen
‡Jerry Douglas featuring Omar Hakim and Viktor Krauss
**with Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Stuart Duncan, Bryan Sutton
(additional dates to be announced)