From the Archive: Gamble Rogers’ Lost Interview with Merle Travis

November 2023

Don’t Call Me Mister

Gamble Rogers’ lost interview with Merle Travis

By Harold Fethe, courtesy of the Gamble Rogers Memorial Foundation

This article originally appeared in the Fretboard Journal's 34th issue 

If you’ve played guitar in this century--or in the last two-thirds of the prior one--you’ve likely heard of an early innovator whose restless energy, multiple aptitudes and voracious appetites for invention fueled an enduring legend: Merle Robert Travis. 


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