For Josh Graves Fans, The University of Illinois press is about to print "Bluegrass Bluesman, a memoir" http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/52rnx6xt9780252078644.html
National Endowment for the Arts:
He is so deserving of this imho.
I've posted some pictures from the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree held last weekend on the Steel Guitar Forum.
Carroll Benoit makes a really fine resophonic guitar. I played several different models that he had on display and was impressed with all of them.
I also played the Jerry Douglas model Beard guitar. The pattern in the wood on the body was unreal - almost psychedelic. My photo doesn't really bring out its beauty.
Howard, by the way, is a very fine player. We had some fun jamming! I don't know if I should post my photo of him playing somebody's Scheerhorn - I was saving it for potential blackmail purposes. :)
Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of Mike Auldridge, who was also attending the event.
Mike Aldridge plays For Buddy for Akira Otsuke and Dudley Connell backstage at the Birchmere November 26, 2011 at Seldom Scene's 40th anniversary. Video by WAMU's Katy Daley.