Louis Ferdinand Busch (July 18, 1910 - September 19, 1979) was a music producer, musician and songwriter who was best known for performing as a pianist under the nickname Joe "Fingers" Carr.
Louis Bush was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky during the ragtime era and the jazz age. The family name was Bush, but he later added the "c" largely for the uniqueness. Blessed with an inherent music talent, he was already leading a ragtime and jazz band Lou Bush and His Tickle Toe Four, by the time he was 12 years old.
At 16, he left school and home for a career as a professional musician, playing with the likes of "Hot Lips" Henry Busse, Clyde McCoy and George Olson. After a few years on the road, his desire to learn more about music theory led him to study at the Cincinnati Music Conservatory in Ohio in the early 1930s.