Tag Archives: Doc Watson

This Historic Month In The World of Guitar

April is “International Guitar Month.” Ok, but I’ve got five very good reasons why I think March should get that honor. They are: Doc Watson, Wes Montgomery, Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Eric Clapton. Why those five? Each of … Continue reading

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Sparklers: “Doc’s Guitar” by Doc Watson

This is the second installment of my newest category here at sixstr stories. It features recordings of outstanding performances by noteworthy guitarists – or outstanding guitarists giving noteworthy performances –  for your listening pleasure. It is inspired by whatever god … Continue reading

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This Historic Month In Music: Doc, Wes & Lightnin’

It just so happens that three of my favorite guitarists were born in the month of March. Arthel “Doc” Watson was born in Deep Gap, North Carolina, on March 2, 1923. John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March … Continue reading

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“Deep River Blues”

(To see more Guitar TAB transcriptions, click on Guitar Music in the Categories list.)  This past February, I wrote a post for this blog called “Songbooks & Sheet Music.” One of the songbooks I mentioned was Jerry Silverman’s Folk Song Encyclopedia, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Doc Watson

Doc Watson was born this day, March 2, in the year of 1923 in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Doc is one of my most favorite guitarists, acoustic or electric, any style or genre. The word that always comes to mind … Continue reading

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So Long, Doc

Arthel “Doc” Watson died yesterday, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 89 years old. Doc Watson played acoustic guitar in both the flat-picking and fingerpicking style. Whether you called it Folk or Country or Bluegrass, the … Continue reading

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