Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday music, Merle Travis

Merle Robert Travis (1917-1983), born in Rosewood, Kentucky, best known for coal-mining songs such as this one, "Sixteen Tons," and "Dark as a Dungeon." A phenomenal guitarist who pioneered a syncopated style of finger picking that has been named after him.

Coming up: Dustin Hoffman, Little Big Man (1970)

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