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Merle Travis (b. November 29, 1917-d. October 20, 1983) Native of Rosewood, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Developer of a Kentucky guitar picking style known as "thumb picking." Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977.


Merle Travis & Ronnie Prophet "Shiek of Araby" - YouTube


Merle Travis - Folksongs Of The Hills

MERLE TRAVIS - Sixteen Tons Elliot if you see this I was wrong about the etiology of this song. Excellent video

Mother Maybelle Carter, Merle Travis, Oswald Kirby, and Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Photo taken during the Will the Circle Be Unbroken sessions in August 1971 at Woodland Studios in Nashville. (photo by William E. McEuen)



Merle Travis Nine Pound Hammer 1951 - YouTube