Jerry Douglas: Tut Taylor Tribute Record


Sign in to view read count

There isn't a Dobro player alive who doesn't owe Tut Taylor. Taylor is a towering figure in the world of acoustic music, championed for his flat-picking mastery by generations of fellow musicians and connoisseurs of rural American music.

One of Taylor's lifelong devotees is Jerry Douglas, perhaps the most celebrated Dobro player in the world for more than 30 years. Douglas honors his inspiration with Southern Filibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor (released July 13 on E1 Music).

For this labor of love, Douglas assembled 14 of the world's greatest Dobro players to interpret compositions penned by Taylor. He also enlisted Nashville's finest backing musicians for the recording including Ronnie McCoury (mandolin), Jason Carter (fiddle), Tim O'Brien (mandolin), Russ Barenberg (guitar), Barry Bales (bass), Fred Carpenter (fiddle), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Chris Jones (guitar), Mike Compton (mandolin), Dennis Crouch (bass), Bryan Sutton (guitar), and Mike Bub (bass).

All of the proceeds from Southern Filibuster go directly to Taylor. And even best of all, they didn't tell Taylor about the project until it was a wrap, giving him one of the nicest surprises of his 86 years.

Track Listing
  1. “Southern Filibuster"—Jerry Douglas
  2. “Swampwater"—Billy Cardine
  3. “Dobro Country"—Michael Witcher
  4. “Ghost Picker"—Orville Johnson
  5. “Black Ridge Ramble"—Curtis Burch
  6. “Oasis"—Rob Ickes
  7. “Little Green Pill"—Cindy Cashdollar
  8. “This Ain't Grass"—Mike Auldridge
  9. “Me and My Dobro"—Ferrell Stowe
  10. “Dozin' the Blues"—Randy Kohrs
  11. “Acoustic Toothpick"—Phil Leadbetter
  12. “Resophonic Guitar"—Andy Hall
  13. “Reso Fandango"—Megan Lovell
  14. “Stevens Steel"—Ivan Rosenberg

Continue Reading...

This story appears courtesy of JamBase.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.


Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.