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Dobro master Jerry Douglas goes from valued sideperson to star

Dobro master and accomplished sideman Jerry Douglas will bring his band to The Egg in Albany on Friday.
Dobro master and accomplished sideman Jerry Douglas will bring his band to The Egg in Albany on Friday.
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Here’s to the sidemen (sorry, sidepersons), the indispensable, often unknown players who toil behind the stars. Barely visible in bad light onstage, uncredited on records, they emerge from obscurity only through a rare blend of blazing skill and accommodating flexibility. Sidepersons must play brilliantly, usually without much recognition, submerging their egos in other musicians’ visions. Dobro master Jerry Douglas has mastered this balancing act to a singular degree of accomplishment and perfection. Everybody likes him. ...

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