Jerry Douglas is an American dobro, lap steel, and lap slide player.
In addition to his solo career, Douglas is best known as a member of Alison Krauss's Union Station band, as well as being a member of the Bluegrass Album Band, The New South, Strength In Numers, Boone Creek, and most recently the Flatt and Scruggs style band The Earls of Leicester. He has collaborated with a great number of musicians, not only within the world of bluegrass. Some of his more notable musical collaborators include Tony Rice, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Eric Clapton, Doctor John, Mumford and Sons, Mike Auldridge, Rob Ickes, and Aly Bain as co-musical producer of the Transatlantic Sessions.
Douglas's style of playing expanded on the developments of Josh Graves and Mike Auldridge, introducting a speed and dexterity never before known on the dobro.