Thom Bresh

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Musician, Relative, Son of Merle Travis

Thom Bresh was a Grammy Award nominated country music singer and guitarist. In the early part of his life, Thom worked as an actor and stuntman. He gained stage presence early on, acting as soon as three years old, and starring in Las Vegas at 15. He later found himself into music after portraying musical impressions and singing/playing guitar in a lounge band led by Hank Penny. His father was Merle Travis and as a result, Thom grew up knowing Leo Fender, Paul Bigsby and Les Paul all as uncles.