Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Arthel "Doc" Watson, 1923-2012: R.I.P.

He's back picking with Merle now.

Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and whose interpretations of traditional American music profoundly influenced generations of folk and rock guitarists, died on Tuesday in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 89.

h/t Dax Montana.

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