Mose Rager Kentucky's Incomparable Guitar Master
Mose Rager: Kentucky’s Incomparable Guitar Master is the story of this true Kentucky music legend who preferred living the quiet life to the fame he could have earned playing the country music circuit. There are many country guitar legends, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Eddie Pennington, to name a few, who trace the roots of their music to Mose Rager of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (home of the Everly Brothers). Known for developing a unique thumb-picking style, Mose worked as a barber and a coal miner when he wasn’t playing gigs with Grandpa Jones, Curly Fox and Texas Ruby. Readers will appreciate the skills and easy way of this gifted “box” player, and learn why Highway 176 in Drakesboro, Kentucky is named Mose Rager Boulevard in his honor.
Cultural History | History | Music Performance
Carlton Jackson and Nancy Richey, Mose Rager: Kentucky’s Incomparable Guitar Master. Acclaim Press, 2016