Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Doc watson

  • Legendary bluegrass performer Doc Watson died Tuesday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was 89.
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  • Merle Watson has a strong set of credentials for a young musician. Besides being the 24-year-old son of the preeminent guitar picker, Doc Watson, Merle is also his fathers extremely competent accompanist on banjo and second guitar.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The legendary Doc Watson, traditional American music's best ambassador, is dead at 89. Malcolm Jones on why he mattered. Arthel Watson got his nickname one night in a furniture store in Lenoir, N.C., in 1951, when he was just 18 years old.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • In retrospect, the greatest achievement of Doc Watson, who died yesterday at 89, might have been his endlessly curious middle-aged brand.
  • (Slant Magazine)
  • (Huffington Post)
  • It's been a hard year for bluegrass. First we lost Earl Scruggs, the great father of bluegrass banjo passed away, and now guitar legend Doc Watson has passed on as well. You could spend a lifetime piecing apart Doc's guitar, and people to have.
  • (Forbes)
  • Guitarist Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson, an influential figure in American roots music, died Tuesday in Winston-Salem, N.C., his publicist said. He was 89.
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  • RALEIGH, N.C. — Arthel Doc Watson, the legendary North Carolina guitarist and one of the most iconic American musicians of the 20th century, died Tuesday in Winston-Salem. He was 89. Watson had been ailing since having colon surgery on Thursday.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Doc Watson, along with Django Reinhardt, was the pre-eminent acoustic six-string player in any genre. A true legend of the 20th century, we pay him tribute via these video highlights.
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  • RALEIGH, North Carolina—You could hear the mountains of North Carolina in Doc Watsons music.
  • (Denver Post)

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