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Merle Travis: Guitar Man

  • Aired: 02/01/2016
  • 57:06
  • Rating: NR
This program looks back at the extraordinary career of Merle Travis, the Kentucky guitarist and songwriter best known for his songs "Sixteen Tons," "Dark as a Dungeon," and his unique finger-picking style.
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Merle Travis: Guitar Man
A look back at the career of country music star and Kentucky native Merle Travis.
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