Travis Wammack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s

Biography

1946, Walnut, Mississippi, USA. Travis Wammack was one of the great unheralded rock ‘n’ roll session guitarists of the 60s and 70s, and also charted with a number of singles under his own name. He started playing guitar during his childhood, after his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Influenced by country music and blues, his professional career began when he was in his teens, opening for rockabilly artists such as Warren Smith and Carl Perkins. Wammack had already made his first record by then, having recorded some of his own songs at the age of 12 for the small Fernwood label, with top Memphis musicians backing him. One single, ‘Rock And Roll Blues’, saw some local action but did not chart nationally. In 1961 Wammack began playing on sessions for guitarist Roland Janes, who had worked with Jerry Lee Lewis on the latter’s Sun Records classics. Wammack recorded another of his own compositions, the guitar instrumental...

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