Thomas Charles "Thom" Bresh (born February 23, 1948 in Southern California, United States) is a country music guitar virtuoso and singer. He is the biological son of  Merle Travis. From age 3 to age 17, he worked as an actor and stuntman at  Corriganville. 
Fingerpicking in the style made famous by Travis, he brings the Travis legacy to new audiences. Bresh is a singer, songwriter, impressionist, and instrumentalist, whose instrument of choice is his custom-made two-sided
Langejans SuperDualette, which he calls "my band." He has performed alongside performers ranging from Bob Hope to Chet Atkins to Gordon Lightfoot.
Bresh hosted a weekly television variety show of his own creation,
Nashville Swing, was a regular on the Merv Griffin Show and Dinah, and made a guest appearance on the TNN special A Salute to the Country Greats. As a producer, he has been employed by country legend Jerry Reed, classical guitarist Valerie DuChateau, and Merle Travis. As a videographer, Bresh has shot, produced, and edited projects for Hank Thompson, Lyle Lovett, Brooks & Dunn, George Jones, Tanya Tucker and Jerry Reed. 
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Grammy Award nomination: Merle Travis album
Travis Pickin' (producer) Academy Award nomination:
Over You (theme song from movie Tender Mercies) Wine Lord title bestowed by World Wine Council, Bordeaux, France
Wine Lord title bestowed by World Wine Council, Patrimonio, Corsica
National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame inductee - 2001
Discography [ edit ]
US Country Label
Homemade Love 30
Kicked Back —
Singles [ edit ]
US Country Album
"Sad Country Love Song"
"Hey Daisy (Where Have All the Good Times Gone)"
"Until I Met You"
"That Old Cold Shoulder"
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" 78
"Ways of a Woman in Love"
"First Encounter of a Close Kind"
"When It Comes to Love"
(with Lane Brody) 77
"I'd Love You to Want Me"
"Somebody Like You"
Filmography [ edit ]
When America Was Rocked (September 9, 1956) (2006) - composed the musical score  
(2000) Buster B. Jones in Concert 
Thom Bresh in Concert (1998) 
The Real Merle Travis Guitar: Like Father, Like Son (1994) 
Great Guitar Lessons: Blues and Country Fingerpicking 
Merle Travis: Rare Performances 1946-1981 - 2 duets with Thom Bresh from 1981 
Killing of Uncle Billy Tilman
Killing of Ed Masterson
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
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