Merle Travis

    Merle Travis

    • Merle Travis
    Merle Travis

    Merle Travis

    • Merle Travis

    Merle Travis

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    Boogie 2 by Merle Travis

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    16 TonsMerle Travis
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        Merle Travis was virtually without peer as a guitarist and songwriter. A unique stylist, he was respected and prominent enough to have an instrumental style ("Travis picking") named after him, and only Chet Atkins even comes close to the influence that Travis had on the way the guitar is understood and played in country music. (Indeed, Atkins was initially signed to RCA to be that label's Merle Travis.) As a songwriter, he wasn't far behind, with originals such as "Sixteen Tons"... Read more

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