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Walter Liggett 

Posted 11/28/2011 3:51:01 PM

Liggett, from Sumner County, TN, was the wild "morse code" banjo player with the Possum Hunters. Sounded like 3 finger rolls, but he could also have gotten the sound with 2. Looks like a Dobson in this early picture & later photos show him holding a Gibson RB-1.

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George P Says:
Monday, September 12, 2022 @5:21:27 AM

Being a harmonica and banjo player I have listened to all twelve cuts of Dr. Humphry Bate's Augmented String Orchestra, hundreds of times. Liggett's roll is crucial to the "sound" of that band but I haven't been able to separate it out from the rest of musicians in my head. I played some Bate tunes with a young picker in the after party at Richmond's International Folk Festival several years back. He had that roll down and it sounded great but I was having too much fun to take notes and names so lost track of him. Anyone out there who has broken out the basics of that roll and can communicate it I would be ever grateful for the help.

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