Wednesday, May 30, 2012

And there never was a man like Doc Watson

To me Doc Watson was the star of Will The Circle Be Unbroken, the incredible 1972 three-LP country-rock-bluegrass collaboration spearheaded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. That gentle and kind voice casting friendly praise in every direction, that great picking – I was a fan for life, especially after I heard "Tennessee Stud" (Jimmie Driftwood wrote this thing) for the first time.

Our time on this sphere is finite, so this day was going to come, but I'm still sad that Doc has moved on. At least I had an excuse to give his stuff another listen – not that we ever need one.

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