Graves, Tim


  • From Telleco Plains, Tennessee. Lives in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
  • “Uncle Josh” Graves is in fact his uncle. His father Dick and Josh are brothers.
  • Was given a Dobro™ by Uncle Josh as a youngster and was taught to play by him.
  • Age 14, played with Cedar Run.
  • 1979, joined Bobby Smith and the Boys from Shiloh
  • 1981, formed his band “Cherokee”
  • 1982, performed at the World’s Fair in Knoxville.
  • 1983, worked with James Monroe and the Midnight Ramblers
  • 1984-1995, a member of Wilma Lee Cooper’s Clinch Mountain Clan.
  • 1992, re-formed his band Cherokee.
  • 2002, joined the Osborne Brothers band.
  • 2004, re-formed his band Cherokee.
  • 2004, released an album of duets with former New Tradition member Daryl Mosely called “The Beacon Brothers Sound.”
  • 2010, joined Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top Express.
  • 2011, formed The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet with Daryl Mosley, Kevin Williamson and Bennie Boling.
  • 2021, his band became known as Tim Graves and the Farm Hands. New members include Don Wayne Reno, Jimmy Haynes and Terry Eldridge.