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Gerald Calvin Douglas, 28 May 1956, Warren, Ohio, USA. A talented musician who plays guitar and lap steel guitar but is primarily now known as one of the finest dobro players ever to have played in any form of country music, Douglas gained his initial attraction to the instrument at the age of eight, when his father, himself a bluegrass musician, took him to see Flatt And Scruggs. At the time, their dobro player was Josh Graves and his performance captivated the boy. In 1972, by then playing with his fathers band, he was given the opportunity to play for a time with the Country Gentlemen. He later worked with J.D. Crowe And The New South and with Ricky Skaggs in Boone Creek. In 1979, his debut, Fluxology, was named after the nickname of Flux, given to him by other musicians, seemingly because of his amazing finger-picking skills.
During the 80s, Douglas worked for some years with the Whites, playing dobro on most of their...