Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Doc Watson (1923-2012)

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature.

We're a little early with this one, because this episode is very special to us, albeit in a tragic way. Arthel “Doc” Watson, the legendary folk guitarist, passed away yesterday at the age of 89, from complications that arose after a fall at this home in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Here he is in a 1991 performance, playing one of this writer's favorite tunes (not just to listen to, but to play). There will be more on Doc Watson tomorrow in a special installment of Guitar Workshop, where we will briefly review Doc's unique contributions to the guitar world.

Rest in peace, Doc.

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