Growing up with parents that owned a bar, Fred Travers listened to country music as a child; he later studied music, sang in school and learned to play guitar and the drums. After watching dobro player Mike Auldridge in Washington, D.C., he switched to that instrument. In 1989, he began playing with various bands in the Maryland area, including the Gary Ferguson Band and Paul Adkins & Borderline. Pinecastle Records has released Travers's solo album Radio Tone. ~ John Bush, Rovi