from USA Today
By Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY
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