RIP Doc Watson

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RIP Doc Watson

Postby Grateful Dad » Tue May 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Doc Watson died today :cry:

He was just in Glenside, PA at the Keswick Theatre last June and I saw him at the Philly Folk Festival a few years ago. Very inspirational artist, I am glad I had the chance to see him perform.

RIP Doc
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Re: RIP Doc Watson

Postby amyjared » Tue May 29, 2012 8:37 pm

Bummer! Doc was the real deal. He was funny, humble, and talented as they come. I saw him many times, and also have a couple of instructional vid's he did through the Homespun series. Highly recommended. He will be missed...
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Re: RIP Doc Watson

Postby tcsned » Wed May 30, 2012 10:54 am

amyjared wrote:Bummer! Doc was the real deal. He was funny, humble, and talented as they come. I saw him many times, and also have a couple of instructional vid's he did through the Homespun series. Highly recommended. He will be missed...

+1 on that. He was a huge influence on me and a lot of folks a lot better than me. I saw him a bunch and got to meet him a few times. He brought that Peidmont Country-Blues style to a larger audience and was one helluva picker.
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Doc Watson FlatPickin' Tribute

Postby Pete B. » Thu May 31, 2012 10:54 am

Thanks for the inspiration, Doc!
When I saw you play Black Mountain Rag at age 16, that changed my life forever.
Two tracks (rhythm/lead) on a Taylor 710. Stuff I like to play in the Doc style.
(...seems like I used to be able to play it faster when I was 16).
http://picosong.com/w425/
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Re: RIP Doc Watson

Postby PaulJay » Thu May 31, 2012 1:29 pm

Pete, That sounded great. Doc was my favorite Flatpicker then comes Norman. Glad the music will be around for years to come. Thanks ,Paul
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Re: RIP Doc Watson

Postby wolftigerrosebud » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:32 pm

anyone who has a membership on lossless legs (shnflac) should go over there and check out the doc bootlegs.... there must have been 30 different great doc watson recordings up.

RIP doc, wish i could've seen him perform. great guitarist, he was the first steel string guitarist whose music i loved.
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