Mose Rager

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Moses Rager (April 2, 1911 – May 14, 1986) was a guitar player from Kentucky. He is credited with creating the thumb-picking style of guitar playing - which he taught to Merle Travis.

Laverda Rager was the wife of Mose Rager.[1] She was interviewed by musicologist Erika Brady in 2000.[2]


  1. ^ "Laverda Rager | Artist Bio".
  2. ^ Pecknold, Diane (10 July 2013). Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music. ISBN 9780822394976.

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