Doc Watson

Doc Watson, Folk Guitar Icon, Dies at 89

Tue, 29 May 2012 20:19:03 -0700 The Grammy-winning musician, blind since the age of 1, recently had abdominal surgery that resulted in his hospitalization. read more http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doc-watson-death-obituary-330525

Doc Watson dies at 89

Tue, 29 May 2012 19:11:32 -0700 Folk music legend's lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world http://news-briefs.ew.com/2012/05/29/doc-watson-obit/

Guitar picking master Doc Watson dead at 89

Tue, 29 May 2012 21:37:36 -0700 His lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/05/guitar_picking_master_doc_wats.html

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Doc Watson, RIP – Hit & Run : Reason.com

The great guitarist Doc Watson, who started his career in a rockabilly band then found an appreciative audience playing at folk festivals, has died at age 89. Listen, relish, mourn: If you don't have any of his recordings, a good … http://reason.com/blog/2012/05/29/doc-watson-rip

msnbc.com Entertainment – Folk musician Doc Watson dies at age 89

Grammy-winning U.S. guitarist and folk singer Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson died on Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital at age 89, his management company said. Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in … http://entertainment.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/29/11943479-folk-musician-doc-watson-dies-at-age-89

Doc Watson Dead: Folk Musician Dies At 89

RALEIGH, N.C. Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician whose mountain-rooted sound was embraced by generations and whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world, … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/doc-watson-dead-dies_n_1554478.html

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11 Responses to Doc Watson

  • Martin couch says:

    R.I.P. Arthel “Doc” Watson? Just heard that Doc passed on today. Another huge loss for American music. Your thoughts, comments, favorite songs, etc.

    Tennessee Stud from the great Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will The Circle Be Unbroken album. Featuring some commentary by Doc

  • Anonymous says:

    Names Of Current Country Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, Old Country, Acoustic Artists? I’m looking for the names of newer artists who’ve released in the past few years that play country blues, folk, acoustic, bluegrass etc…

    I made a list of some of my favorites to give you an idea of what i like:
    John Fahey, Son House, Skip James, Cater Family, the Lomax Prison Recordings, Leadbelly, Roscoe Holcomb, Fred Mcdowell, Hank Williams Sr, Fiddlin John Carson, Woody Guthrie, Doc Watson, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Charlie Patton, Booker White, Sleepy John Estes, Honeyboy Edwards, Neil Young, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie Mctell, Rev Gary Davis, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bob Dylan, Mississippi Sheiks….

    Thanks!!!

    • Curator says:

      Re-scoring the same sequence of notes to be played at lower or higher octaves has probably been done by every advanced student who’s ever been bored with his lessons and just wanted to play around. Most of us probably started at middle C and for fun raised or lowered the octaves a few times until we got bored doing this or got inspired to take the innovation to a higher level, much like what these young dudes have done. Except these guys got really creative.

      Transcribing a complex, musically sophisticated sequence of notes (like Alkan’s Right Hand segment of the Etudes) for one hand so that two octaves can be played simultaneously by two right hands is pretty damn clever and requires a type of shared musicianship I never had a chance to develop (horn players never share their horns). I noticed the guy on the right measuring out the limits of the range before settling on the starting point. These guys may be beer buddies but they’ve got the skills.

      Still, this was a lot of fun to watch and these young guys obviously have a lot of talent. By the way, close friends Liszt and Chopin used to sit at the same keyboard and improvise together for fun.

      NOTE: Even more challenging would be transcribing this for three right hands, assuming you can find three relatively accomplished and relatively slender pianists to share the same keyboard (and piano seat). However, I don’t see how this would be possible without over-lapping several mid-ranged octaves or completely stressing out the high end. Three hands sharing seven octaves equally? It makes my brain hurt thinking about it so you’ll have to get input from our resident keyboard expert, Petr, on this.

      NOTE REDUX: My replies. even after edits, tend to be overly expressed: a malady that writers suffer from time to time. My bad!

  • Anonymous says:

    Can I Take (1) Watson 749 And (2) Watson 349? Just broke my ankle yesterday and want to know if this is safe to take ? Got both of them from doc but says to take (1) each. Only thing is, i cant tell a difference and the pain is still the same with / without the pills

    • Curator says:

      Watson 749 is generic Percocet, that is oxycodone / acetaminophen 5mg / 325mg
      Watson 349 is generic Vicodin, that is hydrocodone / acetaminophen 5mg / 500mg

      Both oxycodone and hydrocodone are mild narcotic pain relievers (opioids), and acetaminophen (Tylenol) is added to them to make their anesthetic effects stronger.

      Perhaps, your doc is right to tell you both to relieve your pain, but be careful not to exceed the maximum dose of acetaminophen (no more than 1000mg at a time, and no more than 4000mg a day), because it is very hard on the liver.

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