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Doc Watson, Folk Musician, Dies at 89

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mz66

about 2 years ago

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Source: NYT


May 29, 2012


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  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

    No problem, Robo. Nobody could steal Doc's thunder ;)

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    Robocop33

    about 2 years ago

    14614 Comments

    I aIso just posted this not knowing mz66 has already posted this information. Do not mean to steal his thunder but either way, read the story of Doc Watson.

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    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

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    His mountain music came as a revelation to the folk audience, as did his virtuoso guitar playing. Unlike most country and bluegrass musicians, who thought of the guitar as a secondary instrument for providing rhythmic backup, Mr. Watson executed the kind of flashy, rapid-fire melodies normally played by a fiddle or a banjo. His style influenced a generation of young musicians learning to play the guitar as folk music achieved national popularity.

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