Guitar progenitor Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson died May 29, 2012 from complications following colon surgery. He was 89. His influence went far beyond the acoustic bluegrass and country music genres he favored as his picking style and musical sensibility was emulated by other guitarists from folk to rock. Read his bio while you listen to his music. RIP, Doc.
Doc Watson playing “Deep River Blues”:
Doc Watson with Bill Monroe on the mandolin, live performance of “Sally Goodin” from 1990:
Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs and friends jam in Watson’s backyard 30-some years ago: