William Dover

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Not to be confused with the historic jazz trombonist and bandleader, this William Dover is a member of a country band named the Settlers. In the late '90s, this band put out an album entitled Travelin'…
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Not to be confused with the historic jazz trombonist and bandleader, this William Dover is a member of a country band named the Settlers. In the late '90s, this band put out an album entitled Travelin' Lite, again a source for possible confusion with a band that calls itself Travelin' Light -- but has yet to put out an album called The Settlers. The use of "lite" is of course a sign of the times, having been in almost constant play during the '90s to describe everything from beverages to civil wars. On the other hand, further examination of the Settlers' handicraft reveals other spelling issues: the presence of "travlin" (sic) in the typesetting instantly puts this in a unique group of album covers with glaring large print.

Don't blame Dover, however. While he did take some of the photographs on the cover, as well as sing and play rhythm guitar on the sessions, he is not credited with providing the text. The group has been active since the early '60s, staying within the tradition of the territory bands of an earlier era by confining touring activities largely to the South. Other members of the group include guitarist/singer/songwriter Don Singleton and Paul Craft, an artistic picker on banjo and pedal steel.