Doc Watson en Doc Watson Remembered Fondly As MerleFest Continues Without Him <p>If you’re searching for the who’s who among bluegrass, Americana, folk, and traditional country musicians, <a href="">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 Doc Watson Remembered Fondly As MerleFest Continues Without Him Video: Doc Watson & David Holt Share Stories And Songs <p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:56:44 +0000 Keith Weston 10648 at Doc Watson Guitar "Ol' Hoss" Up For Auction <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">A guitar belonging to legendary North Carolina musician Doc Watson will be<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href=" Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:55:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 5420 at Doc Watson Guitar "Ol' Hoss" Up For Auction Remembering Doc Watson <p><a href=";task=view&amp;id=121" target="_blank">Doc Watson's</a> virtuosic guitar playing changed bluegrass music forever. He brought the guitar out from behind the banjo and fiddle and set the bar for acoustic musicians. His career took off with the folk revival of the 1950s and remained vital until his death last month. Now the Deep Gap, North Carolina native will forever be an icon of mountain music. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:41:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4511 at Remembering Doc Watson Remembering Doc Watson <p>North Carolina music legend <a href="" target="_blank">Doc Watson</a> died yesterday in Winston-Salem, NC. He was 89. Watson was a guitarist and folk singer, best known for his flat-picking style on the guitar. Wed, 30 May 2012 15:20:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4677 at Remembering Doc Watson Music Legend Doc Watson Dead At 89 <p>Musician Doc Watson died on Tuesday. The 89 year old guitarist from Deep Gap, North Carolina, had been in a Winston-Salem hospital recovering from a fall and other ailments. Watson was an iconic North Carolina musician, he broke new ground in bluegrass, country and gospel. His legacy has fueled a generation of musicians.<br><br><strong>Doc Watson: </strong>In the summer of 1934, papa made my first musical instrument, a little five string fretless banjo and he played me a tune on it.<br> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:43:00 +0000 David Brower 2431 at Music Legend Doc Watson Dead At 89