1940 to 2010
September 27, 1927 in Tellico Plains
September 30, 2006
Tellico Plains, Tennessee, United States
Josh Graves (September 27, 1927 Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee - September 30, 2006), born Burkett Howard Graves, was an American bluegrass musician. Also known by the nicknames "Buck," and "Uncle Josh," he is credited with introducing the resonator guitar (commonly known under the trade name of Dobro) into bluegrass music shortly after joining Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1955. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1977.