Tuck Raisor, Kentucky Thumbpickers Association
Tuck Raisor, President of the Kentucky Thumbpickers Association (KTPA), helped to establish this club nearly ten years ago. The KTPA is an international club which includes distinguished members such as the Smith Brothers, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joe Edwards.
As a young boy Tuck became interested in the guitar style of thumbpicking when he heard Merle Travis play a unique style combining melody and rhythm at the same time. He learned to thumbpick the guitar while serving in the army in 1953.
- Program 102
Celeste Santamassino, Associate Director of Education, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival; Tuck Raisor, President of Kentucky Thumbpickers Association; Diane Bennett, PhD, Executive Director of Music Theater Louisville (#102)
- Program 120
"Best of Musical Guests" (#120)