Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Doc Watson, 1923-2012

I'll never forget hearing Doc Watson, who died yesterday at the age of 89, playing "Deep River Blues" and "Tennessee Stud" at the Strawberry bluegrass festival 23 years ago. It was a warm September evening and the crickets were still chirping as we whirled barefoot in a meadow, seized with the joy of the music, and Doc squeezed his sightless eyes shut and smiled and sang in his gravely-sweet voice, and the notes flew faster and faster from his guitar but he never missed a single stroke. There will be never be another Doc.

4 comments:

chook said...

you are so lucky to have seen him! he was a brilliant musician and took bluegrass to a whole new level. RIP.

Tai said...

So true! He was a genius.

Apifera Farm said...

One of my favorites, we walked down the aisle to "Special Angel."

Tai said...

Such a romantic song! Perfect for a wedding.