Doc Watson was a giant influence in music worlds


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By THE WASHINGTON TIMES You could hear the mountains of North Carolina in Doc Watson's music. The rush of a mountain stream, the steady creak of a mule in leather harness plowing rows in topsoil and the echoes of ancient sounds made by a vanishing

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

"He is single-handedly responsible for the extraordinary increase in acoustic flat-picking and fingerpicking guitar performance," Smithsonian folklorist Ralph Rinzer, who discovered Watson in 1960, told Time. "His flat-picking style has no precedent in

Folk musician Arthel "Doc" Watson, 89, died on Tuesday due to complications from a fall in his home.

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