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Doc Watson

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Birth Name: Arthel Lane Watson
Born: 1923/03/03
Birth Place: Deep Gap, North Carolina US
Genres: Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Gospel

Doc Watson (born Arthel Lane Watson, March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012) was an American guitarist, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with his son Merle for over 15 years until Merle's death in 1985, in an accident on the family farm. Watson played guitar in both flatpicking and fingerpicking style, but is best known for his flatpick work. His guitar playing skills, combined with his authenticity as a mountain musician, made him a highly influential figure during the folk m... Continue Bio >>

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