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Josh Graves

Biography

One of Flatt and Scuggs Foggy Mountain Boy’s. Uncle to Tim Graves Father of the Dobro.

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Josh Graves
Birth name Burkett Howard Graves
Born September 27, 1927
Origin Tennessee, USA
Died September 30, 2006
Occupations Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys

Josh Graves (September 27, 1927 Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee – September 30, 2006), born Burkett Howard Graves, was an American bluegrass musician. Also known by the nicknames “Buck,” and “Uncle Josh,” he is credited with introducing the resonator guitar (commonly known under the trade name of Dobro) into bluegrass music shortly after joining Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1955. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1977.

He joined producers Randall Franks and Alan Autry for the In the Heat of the Night cast CD “Christmas Time’s A Comin’” performing “Christmas Time’s A Comin’” with the cast on the CD released on Sonlite and MGM/UA for one of the most popular Christmas releases of 1991 and 1992 with Southern retailers.

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1942 Joined the Pierce Brothers playing in Gatlinburg
Played with Esco Hankins and Mac Wiseman

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  • Eve-Lau

    I love Uncle Josh. I hope he will never be forgotten!

    1 Jun 2009 Reply

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