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Barren County Historical Society Meeting
September 23 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The September meeting of the Barren County Historical Society will be Saturday, September 23 at 10 am at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. There is no charge for attendance. Presentation by local guitarist Robbie Jones and Nancy Richey, Associate Professor at WKU and member of the Kentucky Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and co-author of the book “Mose Rager: Kentucky’s Incomparable Guitar Master”. As part of the program, guitarist Robbie Jones will be featured demonstrating the thumb-picking style known and created by the late Mose Rager himself and continued through Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. Acclaim Press, publisher of the book, states there are many country guitar legends, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Eddie Pennington, among other famous names, who trace the roots of their music to Mose Rager of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky which is the home of the Everly Brothers.