Personalities | Josh Graves | Bluegrass | Country

(Dobro, b. 1925)

The dobro was pretty much a novelty instrument before Josh Graves established it as one of the most crucial voices in bluegrass. Graves had played with Mac Wiseman and Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper before joining Flatt & Scruggs in 1955, but it was with that duo that he made his biggest impact. He was prominently featured on their hit singles and albums for Columbia, and stayed with the group until it disbanded in 1969. He went on to play with Lester Flatt And The Nashville Grass, The Earl Scruggs Revue, The Masters and Kenny Baker.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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