Greg Martin celebrates Merle Travis’ Birthday!
Using his favorite old parlor guitar, Greg Martin offers a tribute to the late Merle Travis, who was born on this day 99 years ago. “Merle was the pride of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and is one of my biggest influences,” said Greg. “He also influenced Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, Tommy Emmanuel, Scotty Moore, Brian Setzer, and many others. Chet said if it weren’t for Merle, he’d probably have spent his life looking at the rear end of a mule!” Check out Greg’s snippet of Merle’s classic, “Nine Pound Hammer.” Keep up with Greg at http://kentuckyheadhunters.net
Merle was magnificent.
Greg’s pretty good, too, eh?!.