Wednesday, May 30, 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.
Posted by Tai at 9:18 AM