26 August 2012

Josh Graves in his own words

The publication of any book on the father of bluegrass dobro playing is a welcome event for all bluegrass enthusiasts. Bluegrass bluesman: Josh Graves - a memoir comes with three assets that put it ahead of any possible competition.

First, it's a memoir, told in the words of Burkett Howard ('Buck', 'Josh', 'Uncle Josh') Graves himself. Secondly, it's edited by Fred Bartenstein and has a foreword by Neil Rosenberg, both of whom have a knowledge of bluegrass music and musicians from the first generation onwards that is matched by very few. And thirdly, it's published by the magnificent University of Illinois Press as part of their 'Music in 'American Life' series, which guarantees first-class editorial standards.

As a final bonus, you can obtain an autographed copy from Fred Bartenstein himself. Use this link. Shipping begins on 15 Sept. 2012.

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