Merle Travis

Merle Travis

Celebrating Merle Robert Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983), an American country and western singer and guitarist born in Rosewood, Kentucky. He made an art form of his unique style of finger-picking.

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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