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Biography

Douglas Jimerson is an American concert tenor and musicologist who specializes in historical and patriotic American music. He is best known for his many recordings of music of the Civil War, accompanied by such great artists as the U.S. Navy Band, the Federal City Brass Band, the Wildcat Regiment Band, the Sunrise String Quartet, Civl War Comrades, Gilmore's Light Ensemble, Ruth Locker, pianist, Harvey Jacobson, pianist, Garrick Alden, guitarist, Clarke Buehling and Bob Clayton, banjoists, and Ellen Anderson on hammered dulcimer. Mr. Jimerson began his career singing with The Washington Opera and gave his debut recital at Carnegie Hall in January 1996. He was well received in New York and obtained his first major accolade with a positive review of his Carnegie Hall recital in "The New York Times." He has performed various times at The Kennedy Center and is a regular performer for the National Park Service for historical events and national and state holidays. Mr. Jimerson is a Lincoln scholar; he has recorded several CD's of music enjoyed by Abraham Lincoln, has been interviewed by National Public Radio about Lincoln and music, and is publishing a biography about Abraham Lincoln.

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