Jerry Donahue (born September 24, 1946, Manhattan, New York City) is an American guitarist and producer, primarily known for his work in the British folk rock scene as a member of Fotheringay and Fairport Convention, in addition to being a member of the rock guitar trio The Hellecasters.
Donahue was born in New York, the son of big band saxophonist Sam Donahue and actress Patricia Donahue and grew up in Los Angeles. After moving to England, Donahue soon became a respected member of the developing British folk rock scene. As a band member, he played with Poet And The One Man Band, Fotheringay and Fairport Convention. Later he recorded and/or toured with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Robert Plant, Elton John, The Proclaimers, Johnny Hallyday, George Harrison, Cliff Richard, Chris Rea, Warren Zevon, Bonnie Raitt, Hank Marvin, Roy Orbison, Nanci Griffith, The Beach Boys and The Yardbirds. In 1990 he founded the guitar trio The Hellecasters with Will Ray and John Jorgenson.
Donahue formed the band Gathering - Legends of Folk Rock with Clive Bunker, Rick Kemp, Ray Jackson, Doug Morter and daughter Kristina Donahue.
2011 saw The Electric Revelators duo Gordon Wride & Simon Gregory teaming up with Donahue, for a UK tour of The Songs Of Robert Johnson in celebration of the king of delta blues birth in 1911. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.