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Bluegrass Bluesman - A Memoir (Paperback, New): Josh Graves Bluegrass Bluesman - A Memoir (Paperback, New)
Josh Graves; Edited by Fred Bartenstein; Foreword by Neil V. Rosenberg
R389 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R44 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A pivotal member of the hugely successful bluegrass band Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Dobro pioneer Josh Graves (1927-2006) was a living link between bluegrass music and the blues. In Bluegrass Bluesman, this influential performer shares the story of his lifelong career in music. In lively anecdotes, Graves describes his upbringing in East Tennessee and the climate in which bluegrass music emerged during the 1940s. Deeply influenced by the blues, he adapted Earl Scruggs's revolutionary banjo style to the Dobro resonator slide guitar and gave the Foggy Mountain Boys their distinctive sound. Graves' accounts of daily life on the road through the 1950s and 1960s reveal the band's dedication to musical excellence, Scruggs' leadership, and an often grueling life on the road. He also comments on his later career when he played 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 three musical sons. A colorful storyteller, Graves brings to life the world of an American troubadour and the mountain culture that he never left behind. Born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, Josh Graves (1927-2006) is universally acknowledged as the father of the bluegrass Dobro. In 1997 he was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

Josh Graves - King of the Dobro; A Musical Documentary (CD): Josh Graves Josh Graves - King of the Dobro; A Musical Documentary (CD)
Josh Graves; Recorded by Josh Graves
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Out of stock
Josh Graves - World Famous Dobro * CD (2016) (CD): Josh Graves Josh Graves - World Famous Dobro * CD (2016) (CD)
Josh Graves; Performed by Graves,Josh / Josh Graves
R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Out of stock
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