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Old 05-30-2012, 06:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rest In Peace Doc!

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson



March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012

Doc's Guitar- The Guitar of Doc Watson








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Old 05-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Damn. Sad day. The man was a master.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is sad. Rip Doc Watson. I love your music.

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you, Garrett, for opening a thread about this worthy man.

Doc Watson had a successful career of over 55 years as a performing musician, during which time he won an enviable eight Grammy awards. Despite that, he didn`t lose his natural modesty and retained an almost humble approach to the material he interpreted. Presumably that`s one reason why his commemorative statue in the US has such a simple plaque: Doc Watson - Just One Of The People



Here`s a clip I like because it shows a relaxed DW in his true setting, as a musician, friend and family man. What is poignant about this happy, homely little group is that three of the players are now dead; the first to go being Doc Watson`s robust-looking son Merle, who died in a farming accident in 1985. DW himself lived to the age of 89, but it`s not hard to imagine that he looked back to this afternoon as being one of the good times. So there`s a message here, above and beyond the music; enjoy the company of your friends and loved ones while you can.

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I live in Boone. AKA where he lived and where that statue is.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey, did you go by to leave some flowers, FaSho ?
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