Doc Watson, folk music legend, dies at 89, May 29,2012

from USA Today

By Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY

Doc Watson played the acoustic guitar with such pure precision that Bob Dylan once compared his picking to “water running.”

The folk-music icon, 89, died Tuesday, (May 29,2012) after a fall last week at his home in Deep Gap, N.C., and subsequent colon surgery.

Blind from infancy, Watson grew up playing harmonica and a homemade banjo but learned guitar after his father bought him a $12 Stella acoustic when he was 13. Born Arthel Lane Watson, he picked up the nickname “Doc” at the suggestion of an audience member at a radio broadcast when he was in his teens. . . . Read Complete Report w/links to video and photos

Freight train boogie – Doc Watson

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