• New Josh Graves dobro course from Rob Ickes

    Reso guitar master Rob Ickes has announced a second video course where he teaches classic Josh Graves solos from the days of Flatt & Scruggs at the Big Music Tent site. Unlike sites where you pay subscriptions to obtain their instructional

  • Bluegrass Bluesman earns major award

    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

  • Blue Yodel #56 – Mr. Blue Grass 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

  • Blue Yodel #51 – Bluegrass Bluesman

    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,

  • Celebrate Josh Graves’ birthday at IBMA

    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: