Merlefest http://wunc.org en Doc Watson Remembered Fondly As MerleFest Continues Without Him http://wunc.org/post/doc-watson-remembered-fondly-merlefest-continues-without-him <p>If you’re searching for the who’s who among bluegrass, Americana, folk, and traditional country musicians, <a href="http://www.merlefest.org/">MerleFest</a> is a good place to start. The annual four-day festival kicks off today in Wilkesboro, just as it has every April for the past 25 years. Headlining artists include The Avett Brothers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhonda Vincent &amp; The Rage, Jerry Douglas, Steep Canyon Rangers, Matraca Berg, and others. But this year for the first time, the festival will lack a performance from its founder, Doc Watson, who died May 29, 2012.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 14237 at http://wunc.org Doc Watson Remembered Fondly As MerleFest Continues Without Him