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Doc Watson guitar picker leaves us at age 89.

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Doc Watson guitar picker leaves us at age 89.

The guitar picker that helped a lot of people learn to play the guitar has left the stage.
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Re: Doc Watson guitar picker leaves us at age 89.

Yah, now there's a blow to the world of music.Smiley Sad

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=153953937

 

 




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Re: Doc Watson guitar picker leaves us at age 89.

He was an amazing guitar player. His son Merle was also very good. Merle died( in a car accident??) years ago; Doc (and others) set up "MerleFest" music festival.

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Merle's death was caused by a tractor falling on him.

 

http://www.angelfire.com/music5/archives/WXYZ.html#W

 

The niceist story I heard about Doc was when a NPR reporter was interviewing another well known singer /guitar player. I forgot who the artist was.  When asked how they got started playing the guitar they said they had a learn to play the guitar book that had some age on it. Inside the book was a telephone number you could call for help. The number was Doc's home number. The artist who was just starting out called and Doc helped him over the phone several times.

 

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