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Jerry Douglas — Route Irish
Album: Glide
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7.5

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Total ratings: 1903









Released: 2008
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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 phlattop wrote:

If the Grammys were judged by someone besides record company execs, they'd have a lot more. Every once in a while, they get it right (Stevie Wonder for Songs in the Key of Life in 74) but most of the time, they're headscratchers.

The Grammys don't deserve the attention they get. And while its nice to see the artist get recognition, the art stands on its own and is standing long after anyone remembers it got a grammy.

Except that arguably the greatest living musician (certainly that I've seen in my 65 years on this planet) Jacob Collier already has five Grammys at age 27.
Divine.
GREAT!!
Sublime…
 everythingsan8 wrote:

Jerry Douglas- 12 Grammy awards.
Mark Knopfler- 4 Grammy awards.
They both play the heck out of their respective instruments, and are both towering talents. 
Beyond resonator guitars and fingerstyle playing, there's not much in common tween the two.


If the Grammys were judged by someone besides record company execs, they'd have a lot more. Every once in a while, they get it right (Stevie Wonder for Songs in the Key of Life in 74) but most of the time, they're headscratchers.

The Grammys don't deserve the attention they get. And while its nice to see the artist get recognition, the art stands on its own and is standing long after anyone remembers it got a grammy.
pretty song and I am enjoying the route Irish…
 Opiner wrote:
 
Subjective of course and this is indeed gorgeous work.  
My opinion:  Maybe on the Dobro - but since I got to see him live, hard to beat the skills and musicality of Sonny Landreth.  Oh yeah, and that Derek Trucks is pretty good too...
Good point - Sonny Landreth has an utterly unique and complex sound, different from Mr. Douglas'. Mr. Landreth sometimes seems like he's just barely holding on to a wild beast - in the best way.

Derek who?
j/k...
c.


theirongiant wrote:
Great tune. Unfortunately the kick drum was EQ’d a little too strong in the bass frequencies and it distorts the audio a bit.
 
antennadad wrote:
Sounds perfect on my decent stereo
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Ok but Bill EQs the bass on lots (all?) of the music on here - I feel the kick drum on this as much as I hear it...be interesting to hear it on CD...
 reneng wrote:
The new Mark Knopfler?
 

Maybe the other way around.  Jerry Douglas is legendary amongst his peers.
 cc_rider wrote:

Yes, I am interested. 'Irish' seems like a Route I would rather avoid. This song though, is sublime.

Only in the past year or so have I realized who was playing that amazing guitar in so many places. So distinctive, so perfect.
 

Listen to RP long enough, and you become a Jerry Douglas fan.  Then you start hearing him everywhere.
I just bumped this from a 10 to 9. The chief reason is not that it is not an awesome song. Just because compared his body of work it's a little anemic.
I love this, plain and simple.
Mark Knofler approves which doesn't matter to Jerry.
 theirongiant wrote:
Great tune. Unfortunately the kick drum was EQ’d a little too strong in the bass frequencies and it distorts the audio a bit.
 

Sounds perfect on my decent stereo
Had the pleasure of seeing Jerry live a few weeks ago in a solo show - really amazing musician. Do not hesitate to snag a seat at one of his shows.
Great tune. Unfortunately the kick drum was EQ’d a little too strong in the bass frequencies and it distorts the audio a bit.
Jetzt ist der Mann 63 Jahre alt und ich hab noch nie was von ihm gehört - gefällt mir
This is good and I rate it such BUT his version of Little Martha is sublime.
The live concert in Louisville with AKUS is a Youtube I can watch (and have) over and over 


cc_rider wrote:
There is some merit to the suggestion Jerry Douglas is not merely the best slide player, but the best EVER. Wow.
c.

 
Subjective of course and this is indeed gorgeous work.  
My opinion:  Maybe on the Dobro - but since I got to see him live, hard to beat the skills and musicality of Sonny Landreth.  Oh yeah, and that Derek Trucks is pretty good too...
 reneng wrote:
The new Mark Knopfler?
 
Hmm.  Interesting.  Substitute a dubro for a Strat, and yeah, kind of similar.  And MK is one of my all time favorites.
 ppopp wrote:
Nice tune, but it's ripped-off from Rainbow's 'Self Portrait'.
Maybe Ritchie Blackmore doesn't give a hoot.
 
It doesn't seem very likely that Jerry Douglas would have ever listened to anything by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, but you never know.
There is some merit to the suggestion Jerry Douglas is not merely the best slide player, but the best EVER. Wow.
c.
Ahhhh ... you can count on Jerry Douglas for a very fine sound   ....  enduring ....  {#Daisy}
It took a lil convincing but JD Crowe finally caved and let Jerry join the band. Sure glad he did. Dig. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py9ZPX-8CUE

The man is a master, specially when stickin to the roots music, rather than this fusion stuff.
I remember seeing him in the early 1980s, playing with New Grass Revival and that included Bela Fleck and crazy Sam Bush.

What a band.  

Nothing like a outdoor bluegrass festival in Kentucky.  
This tune always brings to mind Journey of the Sorcerer by the Eagles.
(I think that's what it was called.) 


Just what I needed....
Nice tune, but it's ripped-off from Rainbow's 'Self Portrait'.
Maybe Ritchie Blackmore doesn't give a hoot.
             Gotta tune in to Jerry Douglas every now and then - so good for ya....  {#Music} 
The new Mark Knopfler?
Great song but threw me for a loop!  It came on and I was like ...Knopfler must have a new album... Great picker. Will have to explore more of his music.
 
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Wave}...... hey, this is so very good for the ears
 
Agreed, very rich sound.  This is one of those performers who really must be seen to be fully appreciated.  Sad news is that I haven't seen him ... yet!
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Reviewers of RP - Radio Paradise


Over time, after a few years, I found that in RP (radio paradise), there are, at least, two types distinct of commentators, and this is not a situation that only happens in this forum:

Commentators root, which prepare the root comments, about music, artists, songs, about the radio, who risk, who expose themselves;


And then there is another type of commentators: those who habitually appear and whose focus your comments is on the comments of the first commentators cited, who "throw mouths," putting defects in all, are the commentators called "on-board", which find it very funny, they think that half a dozen words or "phrases made", can reach and stand out. They can not. There is no "chicken fat for little money".


All comments are valid and useful, and I have found some funny comments "on-board" made here, but I also think that they should try be more original, do your homework, then make comments here, and then we all get to win, up to show the world out there that RP not only proud the music that plays as the class of its commentators.




 
Okay, okay, there seems to be a need:  Lost in translation....

2 types of posters:  A)  OP's who have something integral to say about the music.  B) Web Trolls who like to pile on, generally targeting the commentary of the OP's.

Right, agreed.  Trolls, you need to get a fuckin' life, check. Trolls, spend more time on the doughnut, not the hole, and please ADD something to the discourse, don't detract from it: pickin' fly-shite outta pepper is, well uh, what a waste for us all.
{#Wave}...... hey, this is so very good for the ears
Jerry Douglas has such a distinctive sound. Instantly recognizable. Beautiful and luscious.
 oldfart48 wrote:

go back to your right wing TALK RADIO you hate music so much.

 
Wow.  Why not tell us how you really feel...  By the way, I love this song!
 azimuth wrote:
Incredible this song came on while driving on the beautiful dingle pennisula in ireland
  
Rachoh wrote:
I've taken that drive before, how awesome it must have been to have this playing {#Daisy}



Total agreement - wanted to post one of my pics from there but seems I can only link to ones already online.  That road took my breath away.  When I came around the coast towards that beach where you look out to the Blasketts I had to pull my car over I was so struck by the awesome beauty of this landscape.


 Stingray wrote:
MUTE

 
go back to your right wing TALK RADIO you hate music so much.
 calypsus_1 wrote:
Reviewers of RP - Radio Paradise

Over time, after a few years, I found that in RP (radio paradise), there are, at least, two types distinct of commentators, and this is not a situation that only happens in this forum:

Commentators root, which prepare the root comments, about music, artists, songs, about the radio, who risk, who expose themselves;


And then there is another type of commentators: those who habitually appear and whose focus your comments is on the comments of the first commentators cited, who "throw mouths," putting defects in all, are the commentators called "on-board", which find it very funny, they think that half a dozen words or "phrases made", can reach and stand out. They can not. There is no "chicken fat for little money".


All comments are valid and useful, and I have found some funny comments "on-board" made here, but I also think that they should try be more original, do your homework, then make comments here, and then we all get to win, up to show the world out there that RP not only proud the music that plays as the class of its commentators.
 
FAR OUT, Catherwood... roll another bomber and leave it on the side table.
 TerryS wrote:

One vote for someone to record "The Blah Story" set to music.

 

or the continuing question, why can't colappus get a life?
 azimuth wrote:
Incredible this song came on while driving on the beautiful dingle pennisula in ireland
 
I've taken that drive before, how awesome it must have been to have this playing {#Daisy}
 Sasha2001 wrote:


Your comment was quite thoughtful and accurate. However, it calls to mind that famous statement made by Sargeant Hulka, the stoic foil to Bill Murray's wise acre cut up in the classic slob comedy, Stripes;
 

"Lighten up Francis!"
 
YUP!!!  Now did I put enough thought into that?
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Reviewers of RP - Radio Paradise


Over time, after a few years, I found that in RP (radio paradise), there are, at least, two types distinct of commentators, and this is not a situation that only happens in this forum:

Commentators root, which prepare the root comments, about music, artists, songs, about the radio, who risk, who expose themselves;


And then there is another type of commentators: those who habitually appear and whose focus your comments is on the comments of the first commentators cited, who "throw mouths," putting defects in all, are the commentators called "on-board", which find it very funny, they think that half a dozen words or "phrases made", can reach and stand out. They can not. There is no "chicken fat for little money".


All comments are valid and useful, and I have found some funny comments "on-board" made here, but I also think that they should try be more original, do your homework, then make comments here, and then we all get to win, up to show the world out there that RP not only proud the music that plays as the class of its commentators.




 
One vote for someone to record "The Blah Story" set to music.
 rdo wrote:
C1, are you familiar with the Latin term non sequitur?  What is your point?

 

What's the point? I wonder .... if it was not already clear to you, here as well, so I do not think it is worth insisting on to explain again ....What " Latin" wtf.


not bad!
 calypsus_1 wrote:
...
"All comments are valid and useful, and I have found some funny comments "on-board" made here, but I also think that they should try be more original, do your homework, then make comments here, and then we all get to win, up to show the world out there that RP not only proud the music that plays as the class of its commentators."
 

Your comment was quite thoughtful and accurate. However, it calls to mind that famous statement made by Sargeant Hulka, the stoic foil to Bill Murray's wise acre cut up in the classic slob comedy, Stripes;
 

"Lighten up Francis!"

This music is good for the external auditory meatus...


Reviewers
of RP - Radio Paradise


Over time, after a few years, I found that in RP (radio paradise), there are, at least, two types distinct of commentators, and this is not a situation that only happens in this forum:

Commentators root, which prepare the root comments, about musicartists, songs, about the radio, who risk, who expose themselves;


And then there is another type of commentators: those who habitually appear and whose focus your comments is on the comments of the first commentators cited, who "throw mouths," putting defects in all, are the commentators called "on-board", which find it very funny, they think that half a dozen words or "phrases made", can reach and stand out. They can not. There is no "chicken fat for little money".


All comments are valid and useful, and I have found some funny comments "on-board" made here, but I also think that they should try be more original, do your homework, then make comments here, and then we all get to win, up to show the world out there that RP not only proud the music that plays as the class of its commentators.



C1, are you familiar with the Latin term non sequitur?  What is your point?

.............The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Wailin' Jennys - Storm Comin'
Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free
S.E. Rogie - Kpindigbee
Jerry Douglas - Route Irish
Dire Straits - Single Handed Sailor
Counting Crows - Anna Begins................

Well, I think there will be no radio stations around the world, presenting a "set" (30 min.) equal or even similar. Why? There may be many whys .... or do not know, or do not want, or are not interested, or lack of independence, or is not profitable (market dependency). Or all reasons combined. RP is different. "None Of Us Are Free". Is true. Like says no one are completly independent. Because we are subject, permanently, changes and alterations, that is the nature of the world in which we live. But, it is proven, it is possible to combine all the factors, market, industry, diversity, entertainment, without losing the "cable", without losing "sight", without sacrificing the values, artistic quality, memories, authenticity, tradition, talent, innovation, harmony. Because it takes know-how & art. When it seems that everything is already done, everything is invented, this is a terrible mistake. Because you have to pass the "baton" to new generations. You need to reinvent. Music can not be just an entertainment factor. This is reductive and alienating. Music can not or should become, to submit to a mere product of industrial manufacturing, and its creators in some "automata" handlers of electronic artifacts. The music has to have soul. Music has always, to be associated with the culture of the peoples in all its aspects, social, cultural, historical, political, spiritual. Only then will reach its goal. Producing well-being and satisfaction to those who hear and feel. This requires "know-how" and Art.



 fredriley wrote:
The radical film director Ken Loach recently released a film called Route Irish, about 'private security contractors' in Iraq. According to Wikipedia, Route Irish is the main route between Baghdad Airport and the Green Zone. I just thought you'd be interested in that factoid.
 
One of the reasons I read the song comments with fair regularity is because of the stuff one learns. I'd never heard of this film. Now I'll seek it out. Thanks, Fred.
 greg6494 wrote:
woot!  my upload.  i lubz this album.
 
Thanks, Greg! Good stuff :o)
Incredible this song came on while driving on the beautiful dingle pennisula in ireland
 rdo wrote:

I think it's Knopfleresque, or possibly Knopflerian, depending on how many letters come after your name.
 
A flock of Knopfleresques is known as a Gag-gle.

Just kidding, I like him. 
 sandpebble wrote:
Kinda Knopflerish.... is that a word?
 
I think it's Knopfleresque, or possibly Knopflerian, depending on how many letters come after your name.
Haven't seen the film, probably won't. I love this song. I am amazed at Mr. Douglas's skill and talent. The stuff he did on the TransAtlantic sessions well....wordless.
Saw the film recently... very good, as we would expect from Ken Loach, great performances from a pretty unknown scouse cast and a good angry story about private security firms in Iraq. Can't imagine it doing much on general box office release in the US !!
I must say, even with music that urks me, RP allows me to (after lowering the volumn) read the comments of you wonderful people, and often learn something about the artists, thank you all
Peace 
 fredriley wrote:
The radical film director Ken Loach recently released a film called Route Irish, about 'private security contractors' in Iraq. According to Wikipedia, Route Irish is the main route between Baghdad Airport and the Green Zone. I just thought you'd be interested in that factoid.
 
Yes, I am interested. 'Irish' seems like a Route I would rather avoid. This song though, is sublime.

Only in the past year or so have I realized who was playing that amazing guitar in so many places. So distinctive, so perfect.
 mrtuba9 wrote:

 
 

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 seaGal wrote:
 
 
 
 Stingray wrote:
How many non-rock songs have we heard now in a row?
I am out for today!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
 

Oh, you think RP is a Rock station?
Indeed we is, Fred.
The radical film director Ken Loach recently released a film called Route Irish, about 'private security contractors' in Iraq. According to Wikipedia, Route Irish is the main route between Baghdad Airport and the Green Zone. I just thought you'd be interested in that factoid.
My guitar favourites of late have been acoustic, but since I've been watching this guy on BBC's Transatlantic Sessions, I'm putting him high up on my favourite musicians list. He just enjoys it soooo much. Just amazing to listen to and infectious to watch play.
Great points!
On some point in that album John Starling talks about John Duffy as "Larry the Legend" and how he, Auldridge and the bassist all picked up best solo musician awards that year at one of the playoffs...  An awesome band in their day...
 
oldman wrote:
The only comparison that holds up is two players that play similar types of music
the only peer to Jerry Douglas is Mike Auldridge
and Jerry is 20 years younger
Mike was very hot and swept the Bluegrass awards for best Dobro players several years in a row in the 70s and 80s
I think a grammy for country music might be in there somewhere too
a good sample is on The Seldom Scene "Live from the Cellar Door" during the mid 70s
Mr. Auldridge is still amazing in his 70's
 Since the Bluegrass community is rather small, I would be willing to bet Mr. Douglas is a fan.
 


The only comparison that holds up is two players that play similar types of music
the only peer to Jerry Douglas is Mike Auldridge
and Jerry is 20 years younger
Mike was very hot and swept the Bluegrass awards for best Dobro players several years in a row in the 70s and 80s
I think a grammy for country music might be in there somewhere too
a good sample is on The Seldom Scene "Live from the Cellar Door" during the mid 70s
Mr. Auldridge is still amazing in his 70's
 Since the Bluegrass community is rather small, I would be willing to bet Mr. Douglas is a fan.
Jerry Douglas- 12 Grammy awards.
Mark Knopfler- 4 Grammy awards.
They both play the heck out of their respective instruments, and are both towering talents. 
Beyond resonator guitars and fingerstyle playing, there's not much in common tween the two.

 Businessgypsy wrote:
Ha! Funny image, but I do love the Dobro as a solo instrument. Douglas is such a proclaimed King of the instrument that I'm a little sheepish about saying this, but his technique outweighs his soul compared to the dirty, ragged slide I really like to hear. I would never argue with Allison Krauss, however. She thinks he hung the moon, so be it. Knopfler? Different worlds, different languages.

 
Plus, how many recordings are there where a dobro or any resonator guitar was used primarily as a "rhythm" instrument?


A fair amount like some of the songs from  Bela Fleck's "Drive", even down to the cover art....
How many non-rock songs have we heard now in a row?
I am out for today!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Hey, nice. {#Clap}
His playing is wonderful, and it catches me!

Telluride time

https://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/lineup.html
 https://www.koto.org/
 Cynaera wrote:
Falling into this music on first listen. Yes, akin to Knopfler, but I'm pretty sure Douglas has quite a variety of music, so I don't think it's fair of me to compare his music to anyone else.

All I know is that I really like it. It pulled me away from a complicated spreadsheet (and WHY does Excel 2007 work differently on Windows 7??)  Uh, sorry.  Venting. I like this song.  Then again, I like everything these days. My FIV cat Solomon came home today with clear eyes and an appetite. Can't even begin to ask for more than that. And yes, I know that has nothing to do with music, so don't even start, please? Victories, however small, are hard-won these days, so anytime anyone can post a positive comment should be cause for rejoicing.

Guh.
 

Cheers to you and Solomon too.


Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas - Carolina In My Mind, Live

"I have lived long enough to have experienced some incredible music.....this performance of this timeless song is one of the most moving I have ever seen...this woman has a touch of the divine...stands on equal footing with the original composer.....exquisite."      BartA22


Falling into this music on first listen. Yes, akin to Knopfler, but I'm pretty sure Douglas has quite a variety of music, so I don't think it's fair of me to compare his music to anyone else.

All I know is that I really like it. It pulled me away from a complicated spreadsheet (and WHY does Excel 2007 work differently on Windows 7??)  Uh, sorry.  Venting. I like this song.  Then again, I like everything these days. My FIV cat Solomon came home today with clear eyes and an appetite. Can't even begin to ask for more than that. And yes, I know that has nothing to do with music, so don't even start, please? Victories, however small, are hard-won these days, so anytime anyone can post a positive comment should be cause for rejoicing.

Guh.
 FlatCat wrote:

The word is Knopflerian.

Don't like Dobro as a solo instrument. Sounds like someone is strangling a banjo.

 
Although I happen to like this song, I do think this is a hilarious description! And now I hear it.


Love the guitar and the bass and bass drum are excellent. Very knophler like.
woot!  my upload.  i lubz this album.
I like this! It's on my buy list - {#Music}
 WonderLizard wrote:

Would that we could mute you, my friend, once in a while. Your unrelenting negativity is such a bring-down. Tell me something. If you dislike music so much, why do you listen to a music station? Isn't there something else that would more suit your temperament?

 

Hear, hear!

I have wondered that so many times. It seems that we always have to have a Physicsgenius or Excelsior around just to annoy everyone. Apparently Stingray has assumed that dubious title. Sigh.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Would that we could mute you, my friend, once in a while. Your unrelenting negativity is such a bring-down. Tell me something. If you dislike music so much, why do you listen to a music station? Isn't there something else that would more suit your temperament?

 
{#Roflol}  good one

This is beautiful.

{#High-five}

 
audiolizard wrote:
Mute?  This is excellent.  9.
 


 Stingray wrote:
MUTE
 
Would that we could mute you, my friend, once in a while. Your unrelenting negativity is such a bring-down. Tell me something. If you dislike music so much, why do you listen to a music station? Isn't there something else that would more suit your temperament?

Mute?  This is excellent.  9.
MUTE
 Tippster wrote:

Ignore this post.  If a slide guitar can be a solo instrument (Allmann Bros, Little Feat, Ry Cooder) why not a Dobro?  Do you like drum solos?  How about Bass?  Keyboards?
 

Woops, too late,  I read that post.  Seems pretty reasonable as posts go.

I like the Dobro but that's just me.  Let them have and share their opinion.
FlatCat wrote:
...Don't like Dobro as a solo instrument. Sounds like someone is strangling a banjo.
Ha! Funny image, but I do love the Dobro as a solo instrument. Douglas is such a proclaimed King of the instrument that I'm a little sheepish about saying this, but his technique outweighs his soul compared to the dirty, ragged slide I really like to hear. I would never argue with Allison Krauss, however. She thinks he hung the moon, so be it. Knopfler? Different worlds, different languages.

 FlatCat wrote:

The word is Knopflerian.

Don't like Dobro as a solo instrument. Sounds like someone is strangling a banjo.

 
Ignore this post.  If a slide guitar can be a solo instrument (Allmann Bros, Little Feat, Ry Cooder) why not a Dobro?  Do you like drum solos?  How about Bass?  Keyboards?


 sandpebble wrote:
Kinda Knopflerish.... is that a word?
 
The word is Knopflerian.

Don't like Dobro as a solo instrument. Sounds like someone is strangling a banjo.

 Sjaaks wrote:
Wow!! Amazingly amazing!!!

10
 

and even more

9, for the pleasure to let it grow on me
Wow!! Amazingly amazing!!!

10
 sandpebble wrote:
Kinda Knopflerish.... is that a word?
 
I totally agree... if it's not a word, it should be. Love it!
 Leslie wrote:
I love everything this guy does. This is beautiful.
 
Is Billis cool or what!  It's like he has a frequency or something....This is how you work the boss into the mix.....nice

I love everything this guy does. This is beautiful.
Kinda Knopflerish.... is that a word?
Cool!