Travis Tritt Gets Intimate During New DVD Special
Travis Tritt is making a resurgence in country music with the release of his new special, A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre on Friday (Nov. 18). The DVD and 2-disc CD set serve as a look into his live acoustic show filmed at the intimate Franklin Theater just outside of Nashville.
The special gives viewers a taste of this intimate show as Tritt performs some of his biggest hits, in addition to hand-selected covers that influenced his sound like Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" and "Come and Go Blues" by Greg Allman. "You're basically naked up there," he tells Taste of Country in a phone interview about performing with just a guitar. "It gave me an opportunity to show a side that maybe a lot of people might not be as familiar with as they are with some of the other sides that I do,"
Just some of the singer's biggest hits are featured in the production, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore," “Best of Intentions" and "T-R-O-U-B-L-E." "The audience makes them new to me every single night with their reaction and their response and their enthusiasm," he says of performing his No. 1 songs.
The 24-song special also unites Tritt with longtime friends Marty Stuart and James Otto, who perform songs like "Whiskey Ain’t Workin’" and “Lord Have Mercy On the Working Man" with the country star. "I'm thrilled about the opportunity that I got to work with both of those on this project," he says. "There's so many people that have responded to the music that Marty and I have done together over the years."
Each year Tritt plays roughly 30-35 acoustic shows amidst the 150 dates on the road. This show in particular gives Tritt the chance to be one-on-one with the audience and share stories of his career and musical influences.
"I don't get to do them very often, but when I do, it's always something I look forward to because it's an opportunity to sit down and be very intimate with the audience," he says of the acoustic shows. "It feels much more like sitting in my living room, playing music for a bunch of friends of mine. That's the feel that I get from doing these solo acoustic shows and I think that comes through in this project as well."
A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre is available now and includes a two-disc CD with 12 songs each, along with a DVD that is only available on Tritt's official website.
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