Wednesday, May 30, 2012

RIP Doc Watson

"There may not be a serious, committed baby boomer alive who didn't at some point in his or her youth try to spend a few minutes at least trying to learn to pick a guitar like Doc Watson," President Bill Clinton said in 1997 when presenting Watson with the National Medal of the Arts.

Guitarist Doc Watson died at the age of 89 on May 29. His style had a profound impact on folk and bluegrass. Chris Talbott of the Associated Press wrote an obituary:

Guitar picking master Doc Watson dies in NC at 89

Our collection allows you to not only see and hear Watson in action but learn how to play like him. Among the highlights of works by Watson:
  • Doc & Merle Watson: In Concert (DVD 1143)
  • The Doc Watson Family (CD 11390)
  • Doc's Guitar: The Fingerpicking and Flatpicking of Doc Watson (LVD 169)
  • The Songs of Doc Watson (MP126.W4 S6)

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