Sonic Travelers: Jerry Douglas & Guitar Shorty


June 19th, 2013 ~ 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 Allison Krauss to Elvis Costello. We'll talk to Jerry about his recent project, which leads 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.

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  • Like It Is Jerry Douglas
    Restless On the Farm, Sugar Hill
  • King of the Road James Booker
    James Booker: Classified, Rounder
  • Traveling Mood Dr. John
    In the Right Place, ATCO
  • Traveling Man The Techniques
    Treasure Isle Mood, Heart Beat
  • Lonesome Traveler Memphis Slim
    Raining the Blues, Fantasy
  • Long Gone Lonesome Blues Leon Redbone
    No Regrets, Sugar Hill
  • Instrumental: Choctaw Hayride Alison Krauss & Union Station
    New Favorite, Rounder
  • Wabash Cannonball Roy Acuff
    The King of Country Music, Bear Family
  • Train, Train Dolly Parton
    The Grass Is Blue, Sugar Hill
  • SEGMENT: Jerry Douglas
  • Instrumental: American Tune/ Spain Jerry Douglas
    Traveller, One Music
  • Sing A Traveling Song Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black 1963-69, Bear Family
  • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Bob Dylan
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Columbia
  • Travelin' Blues Jimmie Rodgers
    1930-1931 America's Blue Yodeler, Rounder
  • Ramblin' On My Mind Robert Johnson
    King of the Delta Blues Singer, Columbia
  • A Hard Road to Travel Shakey Jake
    Chicago Blues Masters Vol. 3, Capitol
  • Travelin' Light Billie Holiday
    Billie Holiday: Songs of Lost Love, Verve
  • End Bed: So Here We Are Jerry Douglas
    Traveller, One Music
  • Open Bed: I'm Going Back to Houston Guitar Shorty
    Roll Over, Baby, Black Top
  • Mr. Blues Jumped the Rabbit Wynonie Harris
    Wynonie: Rockin the Blues, Proper
  • Trouble in Mind Sister Rosetta Tharpe w/ Lucky Millinder's Orchestra
    Night Train: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 3, Rounder
  • Chitlin' Switch Johnny Otis
    Rhythm & Blues Caravan: The Complete Savoy Recordings, Savoy Jazz
  • Annie Mae's Cafe Little Milton
    The Last Soul Company, Malaco
  • Honky Tonky Koko Taylor
    I Got What It Takes, Alligator
  • In the Night Professor Longhair
    The Professor Longhair Anthology, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Deep South Mose Whispering Smith
    Swamp Blues, Ace
  • SEGMENT: Guitar Shorty
  • Red House Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi Hendrix: Blues, Experience Hendrix
  • If You Love Me Like You Say Hosea Hargrove
    Texas Golden Nugget, Dialtone
  • Instrumental: Hammerhead June Gardner
    An Introduction to Night Train in New Orleans, Night Train Intl.
  • Bad Bad Whiskey Amos Milburn
    Blues, Barrelhouse and Boogie-Woogie 1945-1956, Capitol
  • Let Me Go Home Whiskey Asleep at the Wheel
    Texas Gold, Capitol
  • Crying Time Ray Charles
    Ray Charles: His Greatest Hits, DCC
  • NIght Life Willie Nelson
    Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride, Columbia
  • Fool's Paradise Sam Cooke
    Nightbeat, RCA
  • End Bed: Let's Get Close Guitar Shorty
    Roll Over, Baby, Black Top