Merle Travis Tribute!
This Fall I will be performing a musical tribute to the legendary Merle Travis. The show debut’s in Ontario where I will be accompanied by Dylan Watts -a former heavy metal guitarist who has been studying “Travis Picking” since 2012. I am hoping to bring this show to Atlantic Canada in 2015, and still have a couple dates open in Ontario this Fall.
Merle Travis (1917-1983) was an american singer/songwriter from Western Kentucky who is credited with inventing a melodic, rhythmic and percussive guitar technique known as “Travis-Picking”. The same thumb style picking made popular by Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Tommy Emmanuel is derived from this “travis picking” technique. We will focus on Travis’s coal-mining ballads, instrumentals, and the popular songs he wrote for country artists in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Please visit ryancook.ca/shows for a list of dates where this show will be presented. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in presenting this show.