Some great musicians learned to make music on instruments they made themselves. If you look around, you can find lots of things which can be made to make music: washboards, cans, boxes. Which brings me to Travis Woodall of Jonesborough. Travis makes his guitars out of material you don't find at a music store...and still turns out instruments that sound good enough to be prized by professionals. Rob Wilds recently went to Jonesborough to meet Travis and find out about his Slack Jack Guitars.
Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).