Travis Wetzel

Performance date: September 17, 2015

Travis Wetzel performs in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes “Cottonwood Storm” at 0:20, “Bridge to Heaven” at 3:53, and “The Lord’s in Charge” at 8:54.

From his website:

Travis Wetzel is a dynamic musician, song writer, and vocalist.  His music has many folds including bluegrass,  jazz, swing, Celtic, Klezmer,  Native American, gospel, country, and classical.   He is lead fiddler/violinist on countless recording projects ranging from country to rock. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Bill Monroe, Jesse McReynolds, Bill Harrell, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Mac Wiseman, Jimmey Fortune, John Schneider, and David Frizzell. Jazz legend Stephane Grappelli invited Travis to perform the Rogers and Hart classic Where or When at Kutzstown University with him.

Travis played at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Senator Rayburn Building in Washington DC with Congressman Ben “Cooter” Jones of Dukes of Hazzard fame for the House of Representatives. He and Cooter also produced a cd entitled Ghosts of Dixie vol 1.

Travis had many engagements on the radio program Echoes of an Era with Franny Beecher, former Benny Goodman guitarist and an original member of Bill Haley’s Comets. His jazz group The Mad Musical Gang was featured a number of times on the show hosted by Chuck Irwin.

Travis has worked for charitable organizations such as HALTER Therapeutic Riding Program with Wynonna Judd, The Parent Project with Charles Osgood of CBS’s Sunday Morning, and the VSA Arts of NJ.

Recently, guitar legend Bob Saxton invited Travis to play at the Chet Atkins convention. Travis also had a lead part in the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire at the Roxy Theater in Clarksville, TN.

Travis can be seen and heard almost every week on the Grand Ole Opry with legendary instrumentalist and singer Jesse McReynolds. Jesse first introduced Travis to the Opry with Jim and Jesse in October, 2002.