"Traveler", the new album from world-renowned musician Jerry Douglas, will soon be released by 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 & 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, UK, "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. 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 and 2007), The Academy Of Country Music (11 times), and The Americana Music Association (2002 and 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?".