Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Doc Watson (1923–2012)

Sad news tonight in the New York Times: the guitarist and singer Doc Watson has died. This man was a giant — though it feels superfluous to say so. Here is a YouTube sampler of his art:

“House of the Rising Sun” (with Clarence Ashley) : “Deep River Blues” : “Southbound” (with Merle Watson) : “Summertime” (with David Grisman and Jack Lawrence) : “Black Mountain Rag” (with Jack Lawrence)

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