Merle Travis

Merle Travis Guitar Style

Merle Travis Guitar Style

This is a thorough study into the renowned “Travis Picking Guitar Style” done by Merle’s kinfolk, Tommy Flint. Included are vintage photos, interesting annotations and some great Travis guitar solos. If you want to learn to Travis pick, this book will take you there and then some! This book is written in notation and tablature and comes with an online audio download.

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Cooder-Skaggs-White Offer Up a Banquet of American Roots Music

Cooder-Skaggs-White Offer Up a Banquet of American Roots Music
Among the repertory: The Delmore Brothers, Flat & Scruggs, The Louvin Brothers, Kitty Wells, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Bill Carlisle, Merle Travis, Hank Snow, Blind Alfred Reed, Ralph Stanley. Among the tunes: “The Family that Prays,” “Take Me to …
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Relive a favorite performer's music with tribute series
Influenced by Americana, Jazz, Country Western and Classical music, their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. • NIGHT FEVER: 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. This …
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Atkins-Travis Traveling Show / Reflections

Atkins-Travis Traveling Show / Reflections

Fans of country guitar pickin’ can put away their wish list forever-here are two complete 1974 and 1980 LPs that find three six-string giants paying tribute to the country/bluegrass classics and also to Django, Segovia and more of their guitar heroes! Includes Muskrat Ramble; If I Had You; Cannonball Rag; Nine Pound Hammer; Dill Pickle Rag; Goodnight Waltz , and more!

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Swinging jazz shows off hot pickers

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Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed and Merle Travis were some of the greats in the genre. Smith also did the thumbpicking style, which he jokingly explained as playing a rhythm with the right thumb, practicing for 16 years and then adding a melody …
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Doyle Dykes to Perform at Thumbpickers Award Weekend
doyle-dykes-in-concert Doyle Dykes in concertPOWDERLY, Ky. (9/3/14) — The upcoming International Home of the Legends Thumbpicking weekend will feature three days of the greatest pickers on earth and their loyal fans from across the nation and the …
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Randy Travis to Release Influences Vol. 2: The Man I Am on August 19
Randy Travis will release Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am on August 19. The album follows last year's Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am, which included songs by Travis' musical heroes Merle Haggard, George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Lefty Frizzell, among …
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The actor discussed both characters at TheWrap's Comic-Con video lounge at the “Walking Dead Escape” in Petco Park, but he disagreed with Greg Gilman's negative assessment of his “Walking Dead” character, Merle Dixon. “Horrible? What do you mean?
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Down East, Hancock County Births
To Cherry and Merle Knowles III, Alexander, a daughter, Adrielle Caralyn Knowles, on June 6, 2014. To Brittany and Stephen Seavey … To Anastasia Maxwell and Travis Davis, Ellsworth, a daughter, Elizabeth Sue Davis, May 6, 2014. To Michelle and …
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A festival full of folk
Chad Atkins was a big hero to him back then, along with Merle Travis. “Rock and roll was taking off and guitars were making a comeback,” he said. Randy Pasley, who moved to Alaska three years ago and has lived in Eagle River for two years, played banjo …
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Nelson just the latest star to perform in Macon
Lately, however, a veritable who's who of top-level performers have either played here or will be coming in the near future: Elton John, Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, Art Garfunkel and Travis Tritt, among others. Country music legend Willie Nelson, in …
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Merle Sechrist Smithers

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Cold Hard Cash Band will be featured at this year's Winter Fair
“Cold Hard Cash” is led by Merle Travis Peterson, with Fel Torres on drums and Ryan Yates on bass. The band has performed with Charlie Daniels, Darryl Worley, John Anderson, Eric Church, Lonestar and Eddie Money. “Cold Hard Cash” appeared on the …
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Book Review: 'Johnny Cash: The Life' by Robert Hilburn
One of the best testimonials (oddly, not referenced by Mr. Hilburn) of Cash's Jekyll-and Hyde temperament came from another polymath and fellow pillhead, Merle Travis, who mentored Cash and also taught him how to throw a Bowie knife. "I'm impressed …
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Cañon Rose Acoustic Society
"Their melodic style is the result of a magical combination comprised of very different influences, from the guitar finger-picking of John Hurt, Merle Travis and Chet Atkins to the high lonesome sounds of bluegrass and the innovative autoharp of …
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