Josh Graves

Title

Josh Graves

Subject

Music--History and criticism.
Bluegrass music.
Bluegrass music--History and criticism.
Bluegrass musicians
Resonator guitar music (Bluegrass)
Resonator guitar

Description

This interview with acclaimed resonator guitar (dobro) player Josh Graves begins with a discussion of his background. He talks about his childhood and his interest in music, and what led him to start playing the resonator guitar. Graves also discusses his encouragement of young musicians, including the interviewer Jerry Douglas. Next, Graves talks about his early career, working with musicians such as Wilma Lee, Stoney Cooper, and Mac Wiseman. He then moves on to talk about his time with Flatt & Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys. Graves discusses touring and performances, as well as their work in film and television. He also pays special attention to his comedy act with Cousin Jake Tullock. Graves then discusses the break up of Flatt & Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys. He then talks about his work with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs when they played as a solo artists. Finally, Graves discusses his twenty-one year partnership with fiddler Kenny Baker, and talks about his family, which includes grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh184_ibmm008

Interviewer

Jerry Douglas

Interviewee

Josh Graves

Interview Keyword

Music--History and criticism.
Bluegrass music.
Bluegrass music--History and criticism.
Bluegrass musicians
Resonator guitarists
Dobro players

Files

graves_Still007.jpg


Citation

“Josh Graves,” Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, accessed May 24, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/bluegrass/items/show/26.