Josh Graves

Josh Graves (aka "Uncle Josh") brought a new dimension to bluegrass when he joined Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs in the 1950's and added an so far unheard sound to this style. He played the dobro in a rolling three-finger style, similar to the banjo of Earl Scruggs, enabling him to keep pace with the high speed of bluegrass and still use the dobro as a lead instrument.

After Flatt & Scruggs disbanded in 1969, he stayed with Earl Scruggs first, tending more to the experimental side. He also pursued his own career, not only as instrumentalist but also as vocalist, with a wide variety of material from modern bluegrass to contemporary country music.