It’s a blues and country showdown on American Routes with two instrumental showmen. Jerry Douglas is a master of the dobro, and a favorite session man and band member for so many musicians: from Alison Krauss to Elvis Costello. We’ll talk to Jerry about his 2012 project, Traveler, which lead him beyond bluegrass to New Orleans. Then, a visit with the acrobatic bluesman Guitar Shorty, who shares some history on his times traveling the Chitlin Circuit.
Said the night wind to the little lamb, please Christmas don’t be late. Yuletide cheer, wondering winterlands and Santaclaustrophobia: music both sacred and secular for the season. “Merry Christmas, Baby!”