There never was a guitar player like Doc Watson.
Doc Watson jokes.
Haha, those are pretty good. I was referring to how it is typically frowned upon to joke about death, though.
Or dangerous situations.
Ya gotta love a bluegrass artist who refers to men as "fellers".
Doc was a figure. It would be hard to find a flat-picker with more effect on bluegrass today.
I know what you're talking about. Personally, I don't consider anything too serious to joke about. But then, I get lots of infractions and temporary bans from PF. Permanent banning from PF is an ever present cloud hanging over my head.
Anyway, thanks for the Doc Watson post.
RIP. Doc Watson sold me on bluegrass. Which eventually led me to my favorite (thus far); I just recently learned this one on the mandolin:
Can't play i...itar, but enjoyable song to pick nonetheless.
I couldn't get the idea out of my head that you were announcing that Sherlock Holmes' sidekick had died.
I was first introduced to Doc Watson during my second year of university during the mid-70's. At the time, I basically listened to classic rock (Iron Butterfly, Rolling Stones (<1969), Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Yardbirds, Traffic, Yes, The Who, EL&P, Moody Blues, . . . . ).
I was not fond of most C&W, and still am not, but I like Bluegrass and some folk music.
Watson's guitar playing is crisp, he had a wonderful sense of humor, and he was a great story teller.
Here's a great interview - Fresh Air Remembers Traditional Music Legend Doc Watson
Watson came from humble beginnings, and as far as I can tell, he lived pretty modestly.
Doc did come from humble beginnings, though many in Country, Bluegrass, etc, did as well. If you have not been introduced to Danny Gatton, it might be a good time to search around and find some stuff. His style of electric guitar-playing has been characterized as "red-neck jazz". So sad that his life ended in suicide, because he was such a shining star.
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