Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Doc Watson, R. I. P.

NYTimes.com: 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.


Anonymous said...

This is really sad news. He sure left us with some good music, though. RIP Doc Watson.

Anonymous said...

As my daughter Kate said, I'm damn tired of this kind of news. First Leo Dillon, now Doc Watson. I know no one lives forever, but don't take all the good ones at once.


Jerry House said...

He will be missed.

Gerard said...

Is it wrong to say he never saw it coming? (If you have to ask...)