Musician, producer, and label owner, Dave Travis of England has performed, promoted and kept the flame burning for music, especially American rockabilly, shining the spotlight on the musicians who made it and bringing dignity to their legacy through his Stomper Time reissue label.
This British pianist, based in California, is renowned for his spectacular musicianship, both in his own recordings and in backing up legendary veterans.
This veteran Texas fiddler talks about working with Bob Wills, Hank Williams, and seeing Elvis Presley perform in 1955.
Jamison wrote this song, which has been recorded by Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones, and many others.
Hunter was the first member of Motown’s legendary house band and its leader until he left the label.
In this second and last installment, Roy talks about some of the ups and downs of his career, including the time he bit Elvis Presley.
Roy Head had a huge hit in 1965 with "Treat Her Right." In this interview, he talks about growing up in Texas, being a white singer in the black music world. See also part 2.
Bill Keith played with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. The melodic approach he developed on the banjo is known as Keith style.
Often considered the greatest in country music’s long tradition of brother duets, the Louvin Brothers continue to inspire.
Their first hit, "Tom Dooley," a #1 song in 1958, ushers in the heyday of the folk revival.