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Doc Watson

Doc Watson
Born: Mar 3, 1923 in Deep Gap, NC
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Died: May 29, 2012 in Winston-Salem, NC
Genre: Folk, Country, World
Biography: In the latter half of the 20th century there were three pre-eminently influential folk/country guitar players: Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Arthel "Doc" Watson, a flat-picking genius from Deep Gap, North Carolina. Unlike the other two, Watson was in middle age before gaining any attention. After 1960, ...Read full biography
Doc Watson
Released: 1964
Label: Vanguard
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Watson's arrival on the folk scene of the '60s was a major event in American music, due mostly to his appearance at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival and the release of this self-titled album the following ...Read full review
Southbound
Released: 1966
Label: Vanguard
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Southbound was a pivotal record for Doc Watson. Upon its 1966 release, it demonstrated that Watson was capable of more than just dazzling interpretations of folk songs, but that he could also write excellent ...Read full review
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Jan 28, 12:11 PM EST
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NC House honors music legend Doc Watson
Apr 25, 3:47 PM EST
NC House honors music legend Doc Watson in resolution highlighting state native's career