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« on: May 30, 2012, 01:35:54 PM »

Musician Doc Watson has died. He was 89.

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Watson was a master flatpicker, playing his acoustic guitar at lightning speeds that could intimidate other musicians. The blind musician also sang and played other instruments, including the harmonica.

His many awards include the National Medal of the Arts in 1997 and the lifetime achievement award from the Grammys in 2004. His albums earned seven other Grammys.

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 03:19:55 PM »

I was fortunate to see his (likely) final performance at this year's Merlefest.

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 03:22:21 PM »

God grant him rest!

I heard him in  concert a couple years ago. It was a moving experience. He had a way of relating to the audience, and his music was so full of spirit.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 05:37:43 PM »

RIP, Doc! May your memory be eternal!

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 10:21:46 PM »

Memory Eternal!

I was just talking about him earlier today; what a shame I never had the opportunity to see him perform live.

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