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Merle Travis and his guitar playing style was developed out of a native tradition of finger-picking in Western Kentucky.

Full Name: Merle Robert Travis
Description: Vocalist, USA
Known For: Composer of the song - "Sixteen Tons"
Instruments: Voice, Guitar
Music Styles: Country
Location: OK, United States of America
Web Site: http://ofgc.bizland.com/merle_travis.htm
Date Born: 29th November 1917
Location Born: Rosewood, Kentucky, United States of America
Date Died: 20th October 1983
Location Died: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Heart Failure
Summary: His lyrics often discussed the exploitation of coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons".
Photo Comments: The above image is a publicity shot and most probably belongs to the author or the recording company.
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