For immediate release
January 4, 2016 

Contact: Marie Cheek
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums

The Jerry Douglas Band is first in queue for McCelvey’s 2016 Southern Sound Series line-up

YORK, SC – On Friday, January 15 the Jerry Douglas Band rings in the New Year as the 2016 Southern Sound Series commences at the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theatre. Dobro master Jerry Douglas ranks among the top contemporary artists in the music industry; his talent shines through seemingly infinite bodies of work in collaboration with today’s most illustrious musicians.

The accolades go over the top for Jerry Douglas with 14 Grammy awards and numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards, which include the 2015 Dobro Performer of the Year award. Jerry Douglas is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association, was named “Musician of the Year” three times by the Country Music Association, eleven times by the Academy of Country Music, and twice by the Americana Music Association; and was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship in 2004 from the National Endowment for The Arts for his artistic excellence and contribution to the nation's traditional arts. 

According to Douglas’ bio includes “groundbreaking work as a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Country Gentlemen, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Boone Creek, Strength in Numbers, Elvis Costello’s Sugarcanes, and others and is featured on over 2,000 recordings by such distinguished artists as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Elvis Costello, Garth Brooks, Charlie Haden, Earl Scruggs, Phish, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell, and The Chieftains.” Douglas was the Dobro playing member of the Soggy Bottom Boys whose soundtrack to the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” sold over 8-million copies.

The 2015 Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album went to the Earls of Leicester, a tribute band to legendary bluegrass artists Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, which was assembled, organized and produced by Jerry Douglas. Jerry Douglas also produced the 2015 album “Radio” by the Steep Canyon Rangers. The January concert at the McCelvey Center will showcase the Jerry Douglas Band, which features Daniel Kimbro on bass, Doug Belote on drums, Christian Sedelmyer on fiddle and, of course, Jerry Douglas on Dobro.

About the Southern Sound Series:

The 2016 Southern Sound Series continues with Rhiannon Giddens leading the “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience” tour on February 27. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors grace the McCelvey stage on March 19 and the series concludes on April 30 with Iris DeMent.

Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and are general admission. The 2016 Southern Sound Series is presented by the Friends of McCelvey in the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater. Friends of McCelvey get preferred seating and other benefits. Contact Alison Gray at 803/909-7242 for more information on becoming a Friend of McCelvey.

The McCelvey Center is located on 212 East Jefferson Street York, SC 29745

TICKETS: $25 CHM Members, $30 General Admission

Season Pass until January 15, 2016

Season Pass Member: $90 (10% disc.)

Season Pass Non-Member: $108 (10% disc)

For tickets, call 803.909.7313 or 803.909.7488

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