I first heard Black Mountain Rag as played by Doc Watson, so I think of it as a flat-picking guitar showpiece kind of tune. Doc really moves on this one. Before that it was known primarily as a fiddle tune. Here’s Patti Kusturok’s take… Read More
If Doc Watson were still with us, he would have turned 93 today. Doc Watson played huge role in popularizing Old Time music, and he was both a fine singer and a remarkable guitarist. I’ve known Doc Watson’s music since my teens when I used… Read More
Shady Grove is a tune that has had a lot of play over the years. I always associate this one with Doc Watson. I learned to play a version of this tune when I started learning clawhammer, but stopped playing it for no real reason… Read More
Blind but Now I See is Kent Gustavson’s biorgraphy of the late Doc Watson. When I read about this book I was very much looking forward to it because I’ve been listening to and enjoying Doc Watson’s music for many years. I think my introduction… Read More
From time to time, I just need to hear Doc Watson. Here he is playing Don’t let your Deal go Down, from 1991, with Kirk Sutphin on fiddle and Mike Seeger on banjo….
Some days nothing will do except a little Doc Watson
Let’s enjoy a Daily Dose of the Salty Dog blues tonight, starting with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs… Johnny Cash… Doc Watson (with dancing)
Doc Watson and Jack Lawrence picking Black Mountain Rag. Does that answer your question?
Time for a Daily Dose. Let’s start at the start – with Clarence Ashley. Nice interview segment with this one… Here are Sutton, Holt and Coleman…this version starts with a great little story about Doc Watson. The Coo Coo has a lot of legs and… Read More
Mike Seeger and Doc Watson