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This Historic Day In Music: Merle Travis

I first learned about Merle Travis in the September 1976 issue of Guitar Player magazine. GP editor Jim Crockett began his introduction to Bob Baxter’s cover-story article/interview with Mr. Travis with this statement: “Countless guitarists, particularly in the country music … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Merle Travis

In the world of guitar music, I know of only a few players who were respected and influential enough to have a style of playing the instrument named after them. There was Maybelle Carter and the “Carter scratch,” Elizabeth Cotten and her “Cotten picking” and … Continue reading

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