Doc Watson

Doc Watson

Doc Watson

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Top Songs

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I'm Going Back To The Old Home
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Black Mountain Rag
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Tennessee Stud [Vanguard Version]
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Cotton Eyed Joe
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Shady Grove

Albums

  • Life's Work: A Retrospective

    Nov 2021 • 101 songs

  • Country Blues

    Sep 2021 • 1 song

  • What's Up, Doc?

    Sep 2021 • 12 songs

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Doc Watson

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, though, when Watson was recorded with his family and friends in Folkways' Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's, people remained in awe of this gentle blind man who sang and picked with a pure and emotional authenticity. The present generation, folkies and country pickers alike, ...
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