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Moses Rager

May 3, 1979 OHC158 30 min.


Influential guitarist. Born April 2, 1911. Died May 14, 1986. Full name: Moses Rager. Fingerstyle guitarist who influenced the distinctive styles of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.

Interview Summary

1979 May 3
(30 minutes)
Guitarist Mose Rager recalls the development and influence of his fingerstyle guitar playing. Discussion includes his start with the guitar; meeting Kennedy Jones; his influence on Merle Travis; and memories from his career.

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