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« on: May 29, 2012, 07:08:44 PM »

North Carolina just lost a music legend.  PIP Doc Watson.  Wonder if they'll change the name of Merlefest to Docfest?  Either way, N.C. just got shittier (jk).

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/29/us/north-carolina-doc-watson/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 07:11:34 PM »

North Carolina just lost a music legend.  PIP Doc Watson.  Wonder if they'll change the name of Merlefest to Docfest?  Either way, N.C. just got shittier (jk).

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/29/us/north-carolina-doc-watson/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 

I agree.  RIP, Doc.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 07:46:17 PM »

North Carolina just lost a music legend.  PIP Doc Watson.  Wonder if they'll change the name of Merlefest to Docfest?  Either way, N.C. just got shittier (jk).

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/29/us/north-carolina-doc-watson/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 

I was fortunate enough to shake his hand and see/hear (no jokes please) him in a small, intimate concert a few years back.

RIP Cry

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 09:14:47 PM »

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/05/doc-watson-obituary-89-video-highlights.html
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 09:30:52 PM »

89, do you think he should have lived until he was 100.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 10:16:27 PM »

Blind man whose Hobby was electronics.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 10:58:16 PM »


I was fortunate enough to shake his hand and see/hear (no jokes please) him in a small, intimate concert a few years back.

RIP Cry



Awesome story and experience.  Never had the pleasure of taking in a live show.  I have been listening to Doc for about the last 12 years.  I first heard Doc pick fiddle tunes on the guitar by randomly downloading a tune on Napster, and I remember immediately saying to myself, "I gotta learn how to do that."  Bought a dreadnaught about 2 weeks later and haven't looked back.  I played the tenor sax b/f that, but I've lost interest and became consumed with acoustic flatpicking.  Most of my leisure time is spent flatpicking (mostly in Doc's style) these days.  Doc's music has become a part of me, no homo.  

He would be the first face on the Mt. Rushmore of flatpick guitar without a doubt.  He will be sadly missed.  I'm grateful for the amount of music he has made available via audio, written, concert videos, and instructional material.  His blazing take on Salt Creek with Tony Rice and Norman Blake got me through many a squat session.  Also happened to be the first Doc tune I learned.  I think what's even more amazing than his music is the positive influence he's had on people.  Everyone that's met him has nothing but great things to say; so humble and kind in his greatness.  Pick In Peace Doc. You will be missed.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIdyomArLY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIdyomArLY</a>


    
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 08:24:53 AM »

Awesome story and experience.  Never had the pleasure of taking in a live show.  I have been listening to Doc for about the last 12 years.  I first heard Doc pick fiddle tunes on the guitar by randomly downloading a tune on Napster, and I remember immediately saying to myself, "I gotta learn how to do that."  Bought a dreadnaught about 2 weeks later and haven't looked back.  I played the tenor sax b/f that, but I've lost interest and became consumed with acoustic flatpicking.  Most of my leisure time is spent flatpicking (mostly in Doc's style) these days.  Doc's music has become a part of me, no homo.  

He would be the first face on the Mt. Rushmore of flatpick guitar without a doubt.  He will be sadly missed.  I'm grateful for the amount of music he has made available via audio, written, concert videos, and instructional material.  His blazing take on Salt Creek with Tony Rice and Norman Blake got me through many a squat session.  Also happened to be the first Doc tune I learned.  I think what's even more amazing than his music is the positive influence he's had on people.  Everyone that's met him has nothing but great things to say; so humble and kind in his greatness.  Pick In Peace Doc. You will be missed.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIdyomArLY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIdyomArLY</a>


    
I really can`t believe he is gone.  I don`t think we will ever see such greatness again.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 08:53:27 AM »

Blind man whose Hobby was electronics.

I wouldn't call an acoustic guitar an "electronic"  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012, 09:01:14 AM »

rip doc watson,i love acoustic guitar, you guys should check out bon jovis acoustic version of livin on a prayer.
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012, 09:05:59 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxBQHPp3C5M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxBQHPp3C5M</a>

I missed his show in Palm Desert.  Sad
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 09:10:31 AM »

The hardly, strictly bluegrass festival in sf will not be the same this year.  very sad news. Embarrassed
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2012, 09:56:28 AM »

A legend for sure.
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2012, 09:56:54 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2012, 03:22:11 PM »

http://unclesamsbackyard.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/keeping-on-the-sunny-side-rip-doc-watson/

Great folk singer and guitarist. Good story teller, too. Read about the funny story about the two preachers and their bicycles.
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2012, 12:37:19 AM »

Not joking, when i read the title i tought it was the guy who played doc in "back to the future".
Don't know who this is but pip
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