Last year, Doc Watson stood in front of the crowd at the Spirit of Sunday service at MerleFest, playing a guitar that had been made for him by his good friend Wayne Henderson, one of the top guitar-makers in the country. Between songs, Watson told the ...
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They eventually found themselves in Boone, N.C., where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. Nearly 15 years and four albums later, OCMS has secured their seat among the greats in the American tradition.View Complete Story
Grammy Award-winner and bluegrass legend Arthel “Doc” Watson, who helped found the event to honor his late son, Merle, died last May. He was 89. The mood at times for this year's event will be somber, though there will be a steady flow of memorials and ...View Complete Story
MerleFest, the annual four-day music festival in Wilkesboro, held April 25 to 28, had been hosted by Deep Gap native and flat-picking legend Doc Watson. When Watson died in May 2012, longtime fans of the festival knew 2013's would be a bittersweet ...View Complete Story