Johnson, Merl


  • From Woodbridge, Virginia. Lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Plays all the bluegrass instruments but is best known as a mandolin/fiddle player with Travers Chandler & Avery County.
  • First performed on the radio at age 6.
  • Has worked with such artists as Dave Evans, James King, Frank Wakefield, Charlie Waller, the Stoneman Sisters, Gillis Brothers, Junior Sisk, Don Stover, Joe Meadows, Bobby Hicks, Buzz Busby and Bill Harrell.
  • 2012, released solo album A Better Man on Patuxent Records.