Guitar legend Doc Watson dies at 89


RALEIGH, NC—Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician whose mountain-rooted sound was embraced by generations and whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world, died Tuesday at a North Carolina

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 people were an intrinsic

Doc Watson, whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday By MARTHA WAGGONER The Associated Press LAUREN CARROLL / AP A great talent and a great, humble person – fantastic

Merle Watson has a strong set of credentials for a young musician. Besides being the 24-year-old son of the preeminent guitar picker, Doc Watson, Merl.

David Holt has won Grammy Awards but he says his greatest honor was playing with the late Doc Watson for 14 years. Watson died at 89, following abdominal surgery. Holt visited Watson's hospital room and told the legend how much he was loved.

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