Tag: Uncle Josh Graves

University of Illinois Press Bluegrass E-books

| September 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

For a limited period only the University of Illinois Press (UIP) is making available in an E-book format three top quality bluegrass titles. Beginning on September 24, the date on which the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, North Carolina, commences, […]


Bluegrass Bluesman earns major award

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir, the autobiography of Josh Graves (edited by Fred Bartenstein) has been awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Since 1991, the ARSC has sought to preserve and study historical sound recordings of, and relating to all forms […]


Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

July 22 marked the official release date for Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass, a documentary film 11 years in the making. The project was spearheaded by bluegrass artist James Reams, who dedicates the film to his late and long time companion, Tina Aridas, […]


Blue Yodel #56 – Mr. Blue Grass Smarty Pants

| December 10, 2012 | 5 Comments
Mr. Bluegrass Smarty Pants

Our guest smarty pants this week has been called the Father of Bluegrass History—okay, I just called him that, but it’s apt. Neil Rosenberg is Professor Emeritus of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, a chair formerly held by Gandalf. Neil is also one of […]


Blue Yodel #51 – Bluegrass Bluesman

| October 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

I spent yesterday with Josh Graves by reading Bluegrass Bluesman: Josh Graves A Memoir, a collection of transcribed interviews given in the ’90s by the resonator guitar master. Expertly edited by Fred Bartenstein with help from a lot of good folks, which I’ll come back […]


Celebrate Josh Graves’ birthday at IBMA

| September 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thursday, September 27 is the 85th anniversary of Josh Graves’s birth in Tellico Plains, Monroe County, TN. To mark the occasion the University of Illinois Press is hosting a birthday party, launching their new book about Graves – Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir, edited by Fred Bartenstein […]


Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Uncle Josh Graves

| September 3, 2012 | 4 Comments

Although Bill Monroe never ordained it as the ‘sixth child’, the Dobro® / resonator guitar has become a mainstay in the instrumental line-up in many bluegrass bands. That it has is due to Burkett Howard ‘Josh’ Graves, the subject of a new book, Bluegrass Bluesman: […]


I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #69

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information will include births and deaths; […]


Andy Hall remembers Uncle Josh

| October 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

Here is another remembrance of Uncle Josh Graves, who passed away last Saturday in Nashville. This one is from Andy Hall, dobro player with The Infamous Stringdusters. His influence on me, and all Dobro players can’t be overstated. I’ve spent many hours pouring over his […]


Guestbook set up on Josh Graves web site

| October 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

There is a guestbook on the official Uncle Josh Graves web site, where fans and friends can post messages of condolence for the family, or tributes to Josh. The photos page is a treasure for students of his music, or anyone with memories of the […]