An appreciation: Doc Watson, flatpicker, song stylist, messenger

Los Angeles

The great guitarist Doc Watson, who started his career in a rockabilly band then found an appreciative audience playing at folk festivals, has died at age 89. Listen, relish, mourn: If you don't have any of his recordings, a good Doc Watson, a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, has passed away. He was 89 years old. The great […]

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Doc Watson, 89; folk legend mastered flatpicking style

Boston.com

Grammy-winning U.S. guitarist and folk singer Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson died on Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital at age 89, his management company said. Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Grammy-winning U.S. guitarist and folk singer Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson died on Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital at age 89, […]

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

New York Tim

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 […]

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Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to Bob Dylan, others

Los Angeles

President Barack Obama awarded Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony on Tuesday. President Obama's Presidential Medal of Freedom for Jan Karski shows how far Poles went to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. After escaping Soviet imprisonment and being savagely tortured by the Gestapo, Karski […]

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

New York Tim

RALEIGH, N.C. — 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, Doc Watson, the legendary folk singer whose astonishing guitar playing influenced generations of musicians, died today at hospital in Winston-Salem. He was. Doc Watson died today […]

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Guitarist Doc Watson dead at 89: A 1-2-3 video primer

Los Angeles

RALEIGH, N.C. — 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, RALEIGH, NC (AP) — 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 […]

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