RIP Doc Watson

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    Great Person and artist.

    very sad to see him go
     
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    he was amazingly great...

    btw... his son Merle performed with him for 'bout 15 years, 'til Merle was tragically killed in an accident on the family farm some 27 years ago...

    here's one of Doc's performances accompanied by his son Merle...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3ZWdyhkkLQ]Doc & Merle Watson - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    here's some more of Doc playing with some of the other greats...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUzVUNJKiDc&NR=1&feature=fvwp]Doc Watson & Earl Scruggs Play At Doc's Home - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La-QiWzwgOM&feature=related]Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke and Doc Watson - Last Steam Engine Train - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    btw... folks who, prior to now, didn't know anything about Doc might notice Doc's thoughtful and focused countenance in the video clips... but probably would never guess that Doc was completely blind...
     
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    I did not know.
     
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    It's completely understandable that many of Doc's fans didn't know he was blind...

    he never made it apparent...
     
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    how in the hell could you not know doc was blind? he is lead onto the stage......

    anyways....i posted this pic on my thread about doc and i hope you dont mind me posting it here boop


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    okay *smack own hand* my bad.....i have seen doc just out and about town and all....since i was like 18....have been to quite a few events where he played....i guess you might miss the fact that he is blind.....i guess....
     
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