Jerry Douglas returns to Kent Stage


Staff report

KENT

Dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas, who is a Leavittsburg native, will return to Kent Stage on May 22.

The 14-time Grammy winner has elevated and reinvented the instrument in many ways. In addition to being recognized as the foremost master of the dobro – a type of acoustic steel resonator guitar – Douglas is a freewheeling recording artist who incorporates bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic.

His distinctive sound can be heard on more than 1,600 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.

Since 1998, he’s been a key member of Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, touring extensively and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums.

Douglas, who also visited Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., last summer, will perform with his full band at the May 22 concert.

Reserved seats are $35. The show begins at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. atthekentstage.com and by phone at 877-987-6487.

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