Doc Watson has died.

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There never was a guitar player like Doc Watson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5c1k949Zn4
 

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Haha, those are pretty good. I was referring to how it is typically frowned upon to joke about death, though.
Or dangerous situations.
 
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Ya gotta love a bluegrass artist who refers to men as "fellers".
 
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Doc was a figure. It would be hard to find a flat-picker with more effect on bluegrass today.
 
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Or dangerous situations.
:smile: 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.
 
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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:

-6VeyJxzXyM[/youtube] Can't play i...itar, but enjoyable song to pick nonetheless.
 
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I couldn't get the idea out of my head that you were announcing that Sherlock Holmes' sidekick had died.
 
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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:

-6VeyJxzXyM[/youtube] Can't play i...g others. The CD was recorded in Santa Cruz.
 
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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
http://www.npr.org/2012/05/30/153704132/fresh-air-remembers-traditional-music-legend-doc-watson

Watson came from humble beginnings, and as far as I can tell, he lived pretty modestly.

RIP Doc.
 
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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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