Of Merle Travis' guitar playing, Chet Atkins once wrote "I can truthfully say that Merle has been the continuing influence in everything I've tried to do" Cliffie Stone added,"No guitarist in the music world is more original. Merle makes those six strings sound like an entire orchestra" Of himself, Merle says simply, "I always liked playing and writing songs. And It'sure was better than working in the mines." And there you have it. But even if there weren't coal mines in Kentucky to leave behind, Merle Travis probably still would have traveled up North for his first radio appearance, where he played Tiger Rag, and the beginning of a career that made him an American institution.
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    Following in the footsteps of our ultra-cool Johnny Cash Town Hall Party LPs, we're back with three more live-in-the-studio sessions from '58-'59, featuring Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Merle Travis. Taken from Tex Ritter's legendary Town Hall Party television series, our LPs capture rockabilly legends Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and guitar-picking icon Merle Travis at the absolute top of their games, each playing incredible live material, and never before released on vinyl. If you missed...