'It takes me back a long,long time ago.....Dusty Road.' Prime Time Country with an edge. John Travis was born in Cleveland, OH and began playing guitar and writing songs at age 12. John's early songwriting was primarily influenced by the Beatles, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Bob Dylan, and America. Later influences include George Strait, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, and Tim McGraw. The legendary Scott Turner and the late E.J. Henke have also provided John with guidance and direction. John developed quite a following during his high school years performing his original songs at local parties and small venues. He then teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Gary Trinetti to form 'Travis and Trinetti'. John and Gary began performing at folk clubs and colleges throughout northeast Ohio in the early 1970's. They also made numerous radio appearances as well as a variety of radio commercials. T & T developed into quite a 'dynamic duo' with their blend of 60's and 70's music, originality, and superb harmonies. Their popularity grew to 'standing room only crowds', especially at local establishment called Rick's Cafe in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Over time Travis and Trinetti became a four piece band and eventually changed their name to 'The Shooters'. In the early 1980's The Shooters appeared with well known 60's groups such as The Ventures, The Guess Who, and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes). John's band was also featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper (by nationally known columnist Jane Scott) which highlighted John's exceptional songwriting ability. The past ten years John has devoted his time to studying and composing country music. He has refined his writing skills through hard work and dedication to his craft. 'Dusty Road' is a collection of some of John's best country compositions. This album combines a smooth blend of modern & traditional country music with a definite western edge. These songs have been produced and arranged by professional studio musicians including a professional country singer. This album truly has a unique sound and quality. Many of the songs on this album are currently assigned to various publishers throughout the United States and are being pitched to well known country artists in the US and Europe. This limited edition CD could become a collectors item. Country bands or artists seeking to perform or record any of these songs, etc. Please feel free to contact John via his e-mail address.