Merle Travis

For American Songcatcher episode #7: She’s Gone With The Gypsy Davy Merle Robert Travis was born in Rosewood, Kentucky, on November 17, 1917, a year his father invariably referred to as “the year of the bad winter.” The house Travis grew up in was owned by the Beech Creek coal mining company, which employed hisContinue reading “Merle Travis”

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