By Josh Graves
A pivotal member of the highly winning bluegrass band Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Dobro pioneer Josh Graves (1927-2006) was once a dwelling hyperlink among bluegrass track and the blues. In Bluegrass Bluesman, this influential performer stocks the tale of his lifelong occupation in music.
In energetic anecdotes, Graves describes his upbringing in East Tennessee and the weather within which bluegrass track emerged through the Nineteen Forties. Deeply encouraged by way of the blues, he tailored Earl Scruggs's innovative banjo sort to the Dobro resonator slide guitar and gave the Foggy Mountain Boys their distinct sound. Graves' bills of everyday life at the street throughout the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties demonstrate the band's commitment to musical excellence, Scruggs' management, and a regularly grueling existence at the highway. He additionally reviews on his later occupation whilst he performed in Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass and the Earl Scruggs Revue and collaborated with the likes of Boz Scaggs, Charlie McCoy, Kenny Baker, Eddie Adcock, Jesse McReynolds, Marty Stuart, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, and his 3 musical sons. a colourful storyteller, Graves brings to lifestyles the area of an American troubadour and the mountain tradition that he by no means left behind.
Born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, Josh Graves (1927-2006) is universally stated because the father of the bluegrass Dobro. In 1997 he was once inducted into the Bluegrass corridor of reputation.