BLUEGRASS DOBRO PLAYER
Friday, February 16th, 2007 at 9PM
Tickets: $37.50 Full Price / $28.50 IMAC Members
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On Friday, February 16th, 2007 at
9PM, the Inter-Media Art
Center (also known as “IMAC”) in
Huntington, Long Island will present a concert with bluegrass
dobro player Jerry Douglas and his band.
As Nashville’s dobro (resophonic guitar) player-on-call Douglas has lent his singular instrumental wizardry to the works of Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Reba McEntire, Foster and Lloyd, Rosanne Cash and others, in the process raising the dobro-consciousness of all who encounter his music. Since 1998, he’s been a key member of Alison Krauss and Union Station, touring extensively, playing on a series of platinum albums and receiving three Grammys for his work with Krauss and Union Station. A mingling of deep bluegrass roots and pop sensibility keeps Douglas’ trademark lighting licks so fresh and close to the bone.
Working day to day in various bands with fellow “students” like JD Crowe, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice and David Grisman, Douglas began to ingest the jazz influences that would move his playing farther and farther away from bluegrass and into what became known as “newgrass”. He’s the dobro’s stealth weapon with flawless (but not soulless) playing crossing all musical boundaries and terrain. Jerry Douglas injects jazz into bluegrass, bluegrass into country, and country into pop. IMAC is thrilled to welcome Jerry Douglas to our stage.
Tickets for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a
non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs
and services are supported in part by public funds from
the New York State Council on the Arts (a
state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural
Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS
Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The
Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members
of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully
acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T.
Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable
Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario
Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance,
Peconic Bay Winery, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial
Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.