Watch the SECTION 1: Background online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Focus On: Travis Picking
In this section we'll discuss the key players who associated with travis picking guitar. I'll even include a list of well known travis pickers. I encourage you to seek out their work and listen to as much as possible. I'll also discuss tone and gear. This is all so subjective but I can at least tell you the common tone goals and what kind of gear will help you get a lot of clarity out of you travis picking. Their so many varibles. If you discover a player who's tone you really love, try to find out his or her's setup, type of instrument, picks.... and try to emulate them. The more you do this the more you'll be able to pick and choose when honing in your sound.