The Death of Doc Watson

As the latest edition (August) of ACOUSTIC GUITAR went to press it was reported that Doc Watson had died. For anybody playing acoustic guitar the life and music of Doc Watson has a special place. For myself, the first time I heard Doc Watson play it was with a sense of disbelief. Up until that time I didn’t think acoustic guitarists played above the fifth fret. It was just too hard to play up the neck. He certainly changed my mind about that. Thanks Doc for a lifetime of wonderful music.

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