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Summary

Doc Watson (born as Arthel Lane Watson in Deep Gap, North Carolina US) is a famous Musician from USA, he is still alive and was born March 3, 1923.

Biography

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson is an American guitarist and singer. His repertoire covers genres such as bluegrass, country, folk, blues and gospel.

Watson was born in Deep Gap in Watauga County, North Carolina. Before he turned one year, he was attacked by an eye infection that left him blind. He got his "nickname" in a radio broadcast, where the announcer said that he should have an easier name than Arthel. From the audience was shouting that the announcer could call him "Doc" (see Sherlock Holmes "assistant" Dr. John Hamish Watson), and this epithet was imminent.

He got his first guitar from his father, having learned to play a simple melody on his father. A few months after he performed at local venues with his brother Linny Watson.

In 1947 he married Rosa Lee Carlton, the daughter of violinist Gaither Carlton. Together they had two children, Merle Watson and Nancy Ellen. In 1953 he began playing electric guitar in Jack Williams Country and Western Band. When he was not making enough on the music, he worked as a piano tuner.

Around 1960 there was a huge boom in folk music, and Watson went over to exclusively play acoustic guitar and banjo. This really took time in his career, he recorded his first album. Simultaneously he began to tour the popular folk clubs as a soloist, and he participated in the famous Newport Folk Festival in 1963, where he got his big break.

From 1964 to 1985 he performed with his son, and from 1974 as a trio with Michael Coleman on bass. In 1985 died his son Eddy Merle by accident with a tractor, then Doc finished working with Coleman. But at the age of 21, Watson had released nearly 30 albums.

In recent years he has focused on ballads from his hometown in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Many of these are songs he heard as a child of both family and others. His grandmother, Lotty Watson, he learned, among other things, its probably best-known song "Tom Dooley".

Watson continued to play and also occurs occasionally, though not as often as before. In 2007 he appears in a few places in the U.S. with his grandson Richard, and his colleagues David Holt and Jack Lawrence.

Watson plays host to Merle Fest Music Festival, held annually in Wilkesboro in North Carolina. The festival is named after his son, and is one of the world's most popular music festivals with over 85,000 visitors each year. The music for the festival's acoustic, and typically within genres such as bluegrass, blues, folk and musical styles from the "old days".

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 7 quotes who is written / told by Doc.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Watson

Famous quotes by Doc Watson (7)


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"Intimacy comes from being yourself on the stage and making the audience feel, without trying, that you're sittin' down there with 'em, playing, and that can happen in a big hall, if you have a good audience that want to listen"
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"I'm like an old dog, I hate to be run off from home"
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"We have had to play some mighty tough audiences"
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"The size of the halls doesn't matter to me too much"
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"I just loved the guitar when it came along. I loved it. The banjo was something I really liked, but when the guitar came along, to me that was my first love in music"
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"I feel about me like I'm one of the working people, just like you, and everybody else. I don't fit the part of a celebrity"
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"I'd think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people"


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