HERE HE COMES, WALKING DOWN THE STREET...
Micky auditioned for "The Monkees" (1966) TV series in 1965, and on the strength of his audition won a role and became the group's designated crazy one. Assigned as a drummer, Micky worked to learn the instrument well enough to bluff his way through filming. He was also initially welcome to the musical guidance of Don Kirshner, but as Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork grew more openly rebellious of the restrictions imposed, Micky, who could be hotheaded, quickly sided with his bandmates, and when the group began touring for real in late 1966 Micky learned enough drumming to pull off concerts.
Jerry Douglas is the highly valued, widely acclaimed premier dobro player based out of Nashville, Tennessee. He talks with Huffpo's Mike Ragogna about his storied career and his new release "TRAVELER". His contributions run deep, from his ongoing gig with Alison Krauss and Union Station, to his groundbreaking work on the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack. He has played with countless other legends, tucked thirteen Grammys into his belt, and played on over two thousand records. Jerry Douglas is to roots music instrumentalists what T- Bone Burnett is to producers.
Sit back and listen to pure poetry in motion from the heart and fingertips of a rarified talent. Not to mention one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Jerry Douglas and dobro. Now that's America. Thanks, Mike, for your incredible connections and generosity in hooking up Fairfield.