View Full Version : And there never was a hoss like...........Doc Watson

Kent A Bathurst
12-23-2012, 8:48 AM
Was viewing today's Wash Post photo essay of notable deaths of 2012.

It struck me that 2013 will be the first year of my life where there will not be a "next Doc Watson" performance to see.

From a small, dark bar in downtown Detroit, to the famed Birchmere in Alexandria VA, to a small, dark club in Atlanta, and many other venues in between - large and small. Can't count the times.

Two clips:



Post Obit, May, 2012: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/folk-musician-doc-watson-dies-at-89/2012/05/29/gJQAlzSO0U_story.html

Post reflections on Doc's career, Jan, 1988: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/doc-watson-dies-remembering-the-legendary-guitarist-through-the-post-archives/2012/05/29/gJQAOpBP0U_blog.html

Kevin Bourque
12-23-2012, 2:03 PM
I saw him in 1979 in a tiny little place called The Main Point. There were maybe 50 people there.