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Burkett Howard "Uncle Josh" Graves
Birth: Sep. 27, 1927
Death: Sep. 30, 2006
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Bluegrass Music Pioneer. Known as "Uncle Josh" or "Buck" to his fans, this musician and songwriter is credited with revolutionizing bluegrass music by playing the resophonic guitar or "Dobro" when he joined the Lester Flatt's and Earl Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys Band. At the time he was one of only five known professional "Dobro" players worldwide but his ability to dazzle audiences and radio listeners coast to coast with on Nashville's WSM-AM gained him a legion of fans and brought back into prominence a musical instrument that was fading from memory. His talent impacted country and bluegrass music so much that today the "Dobro" is considered a traditional part of a bluegrass band. He played with the Foggy Mountain Boys from 1955 to 1969, performed with the Earl Scruggs Revue country/rock band in 1970's and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Association's Hall of Fame. A native of Tellico Plains Tennessee, he died in Nashville at the age of 79. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
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"A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and legendary Dobro player who inspired us all and touched lives worldwide. He was a viable part of bluegrass and American music history. The way he lived his life should be a roadmap for all who follow in his fingersteps."
 
Burial:
Hendersonville Memory Gardens
Hendersonville
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Garden of the Cross, Plot: 115 D-3
GPS (lat/lon): 36.31056, -86.59226
 
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Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Oct 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15964799
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uncle josh, you will never be forgotten. you are my hero, not only as a professional dobro player, but as a person, you showed us how people are suppose to act, and treat each other, rest in peace uncle josh.
- will fletcher
 Added: May. 22, 2016

- Dave Dougherty
 Added: Nov. 29, 2015

- bob tarte
 Added: Sep. 30, 2015
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