Doc Watson, Blind Guitar Wizard Who Influenced Generations, Dies at 89


The Grammy-winning musician, blind since the age of 1, recently had abdominal surgery that resulted in his hospitalization.

The Grammy-winning musician, blind since the age of 1, recently had abdominal surgery that resulted in his hospitalization.

Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and whose interpretations of traditional American music profoundly influenced generations of folk and rock

Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and whose interpretations of traditional American music profoundly influenced generations of folk and rock

The music world yet lost another legend this evening with the passing of guitar virtuoso Doc Watson, who was 89. The eight-time Grammy winner died shortly after 7:00 p.m. (EDT) at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in

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