Doc Watson

By J Poet

Arthel “Doc” Watson, the most famous resident of Deep Gap, NC, may be the finest folk guitar picker America has ever produced. He was “discovered” by folklorist and former Greenbriar Boy Ralph Rinzler in 1960, when Rinzler visited Deep Gap to record folk and old time songs. Rinzler brought Watson back to New York City and Watson electrified the folk scene with his picking, singing and down home between song patter. With no promotion at all, Watson soon became the foremost folk/country/ blues/bluegrass/country blues stylist of the folk revival. He’s won seven folk and... Read More

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