Kenneth Carllile

Country, Musical Artist

1931 – 1987

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Who was Kenneth Carllile?

Kenneth Ray Carllile, better known as Thumbs Carllile, was an innovative American country music guitarist and songwriter known for his fingerstyle playing, sitting with his guitar in his lap while fretting, picking and strumming with his fingers and thumbs. He performed with Little Jimmy Dickens at the Grand Ole Opry in the early 1950s, and was a member of Roger Miller's band from 1964 to 1972.

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Born
Apr 2, 1931
St. Louis
Also known as
  • Kenneth \\"Thumbs\\" Carllile
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jul 31, 1987
Decatur

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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