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R.I.P Doc Watson
« on: May 29, 2012, 08:02:03 PM »
The man that caused me to pick up a guitar and I'm thankful for that.

 Lester, Earl, Bill, Doc. They brought it to us and thankfully inspired many more that will continue their legacy for our enjoyment.
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 08:28:37 PM »
Could listen to his voice day in, day out.  Doc was an unbelievable talent.  So fortunate to have seen him perform a few times.  I cried the day Merle died, and I'm cryin' today. 
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 08:49:30 PM »
Got to see him in person twice. Just sit and stared in amazement.
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 06:38:52 AM »
Very nice and easy music to listen to.  A great picker and an inspiration to many.  We lost a man who's contribution to American music has inspired us, but he left us with his beautiful music.

R.I.P. Doc
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 08:57:27 AM »
Goodbye, Doc, and thanks.  Got to work with him twice and he was a true gentleman.
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 09:00:37 AM »
Doc REALLY got me into learning that fingerpicking when I heard him play "Deep River Blues". Got to see him once about 13 years ago in NC. Truly an american icon.
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 09:29:43 AM »
I never got to see him live but I wore out some of albums over the years.  Great guitar picking and such a magnificent clear voice, my wife and I spent many an hour listening to him.
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 12:17:55 PM »
Seeing him play was on my bucket list.

I missed him the last time he came through (ages ago) and have been kicking myself ever since.

My wife even suggested a couple weeks ago that we would have to travel out east to see him.

At least I still have tons of recordings to listen to.

Damn.  RIP.
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 01:15:09 PM »
Truly an american icon.

'Nuff said  RIP
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012, 01:22:22 PM »
Thank you for the wonderful music over the years, Doc, you will be missed.
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012, 02:26:54 PM »
Just found out my wife was pricing flights yesterday to fly out for his concert on July 14th.

Would have been an awesome 40th birthday present.
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Re: R.I.P Doc Watson
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 07:36:10 PM »
http://m.npr.org/story/13?url=/programs/fresh-air/

Listening to this Fresh Air broadcast right now. Mostly a 1989 interview.

Damn. What a loss.
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