Thom Bresh

Country, Guitarist

1948 –


Who is Thom Bresh?

Thom Bresh is a country music singer. He is the biological son of Merle Travis.

Bresh did not begin his music career until his adult years. From age 3 to age 17, he worked as an actor and stuntman at Corriganville, where such programs as The Lone Ranger and the Billy the Kidd trilogy were filmed. He later gained stage experience singing, doing impressions and playing guitar in a country-pop lounge band led by Hank Penny, an old friend of Travis's.

Finger-picking 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, has been 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.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Feb 23, 1948
Also known as
  • Bresh, Thom
  • Tom Bresh
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:


"Thom Bresh." STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 7 Jun 2023. <>.

Discuss this Thom Bresh biography with the community: