donderdag 31 mei 2012

Doc Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012)

Ik leerde Doc kennen jaren geleden kennen via mijn vroegere buurman en gitarist Peter.Sinsdien regelmatig te gast op mijn blog ,deze geweldige "fingerpicking"gitarist /zanger.Helaas kwam dinsdag het trieste bericht van zin overlijden,Doc.R.I P.

  Deep River Blue 

 Doc Watson, the 89-year-old blind folk guitar legend, has died after being in critical condition following a fall down at his home in Deep Gap, N.C.—the same town in which he was born. His daughter told the Associated Press that he didn't break any bones but was "real sick."


 Doc, who was born Arthel Watson and lost his vision before he was 1, is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever to have come out of the American folk tradition, known especially as a master of the "flatpicking" style.

Tennesse Stud (with Jack Lawrence)

He's won seven Grammys and the National Medal of the Arts, and also founded Merlefest—a folk music gathering named after his son, who died in a tractor accident.

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