View Full Version : Doc Watson, guitar picker

06-03-2012, 01:04 AM
The man could make a flat top sing and dance.


"Doc Watson was a key reason no one was able to kill folk music, no matter how hard they tried. Listen to "Deep River Blues," or "My Rough and Rowdy Ways" or the classic "Black Mountain Rag" and you can see all of the folk music tree, from the very top to the tip of its roots. And maybe there will be some country swing in there too.

He was an authentic, defining gift to American music, often imitated but never equaled."


[URL="http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/18652141/guitar-picking-master-doc-watson-dies-in-nc-at-89"]Guitar picking master Doc Watson dies in NC at 89 (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-docwatson-20120601,0,5347672.story)

"It took Watson decades to make a name for himself outside the world of Deep Gap, N.C. Once he did, he ignited the imaginations of countless guitar players who learned the possibilities of the instrument from the humble picker who never quite went out of style. From the folk revival of the 1960s to the Americana movement of the 21st century, Watson remained a constant source of inspiration and a treasured touchstone before his death Tuesday at age 89."

I'll miss ya Doc....... RIP