Doc Watson, renowned guitarist

Feb 16, 2011 Full story: Tomahawk Online 14

From the first time I heard him play, I admired the gui-tar virtuosity of Doc Wat-son. Doc, who is 88 years old, has been an important part of the musical scene for many years.

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#1 Feb 16, 2011
There is not enough that can be said about Doc Watson's talent and contribution to American Music. I am very glad to hear that a statue of him will be placed in Boone.

He is a western North Carolina treasure, who is loved internationally.
LOL

Asheville, NC

#2 Feb 16, 2011
Talent? Are you serious?

Do you know anything about music or are you one of mindless masses who think Doc is something special because he's blind?

No serious musician is impressed with Doc's ability. His kindness and generosity, perhaps, but certainly not his so-called musical talent.

Poor, poor, country bumpkins. How I weep for you.
Angelo

Lenoir, NC

#3 Feb 16, 2011
What a jerk.

Some people are so miserable, they don't have the manners to resist inflicting misery upon everything... even non-controversial statements.

I think Doc Watson is a bluegrass and ole time music icon.

I'm glad they're doing something for the man.

Kudos to him!

Since: Nov 08

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#4 Feb 16, 2011
LOL wrote:
Talent? Are you serious?
Do you know anything about music or are you one of mindless masses who think Doc is something special because he's blind?
No serious musician is impressed with Doc's ability. His kindness and generosity, perhaps, but certainly not his so-called musical talent.
Poor, poor, country bumpkins. How I weep for you.
Shut up troll! If anyone deserves a statue it's Doc Watson! Doc is a legend in every sense of the word! He also happens to be the most significant influence on lead guitar in bluegrass music. I have been playing for 25 years and still can't comprehend his talent.
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#5 Feb 16, 2011
LOL wrote:
Talent? Are you serious?
Do you know anything about music or are you one of mindless masses who think Doc is something special because he's blind?
No serious musician is impressed with Doc's ability. His kindness and generosity, perhaps, but certainly not his so-called musical talent.
Poor, poor, country bumpkins. How I weep for you.
What an idiot,you probably think ASU can't play footballcome out from under that rock and enjoy some music til then be respectful to people that know what's going on in life you sure don't.

Since: Jul 08

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#6 Feb 16, 2011
Doc Watson is an incredible talent.
gimme some truth

Lenoir, NC

#7 Feb 17, 2011
GV4L wrote:
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Shut up troll! If anyone deserves a statue it's Doc Watson! Doc is a legend in every sense of the word! He also happens to be the most significant influence on lead guitar in bluegrass music. I have been playing for 25 years and still can't comprehend his talent.
Doc actually has gone far beyond mere bluegrass...LOL is living proof of the dangers of combining Twisted Sister and LSD.
PAULA C

Lenoir, NC

#10 Jun 19, 2012
He was a great person, i met him when i was just five years old. I loved him and his music ever sense, H e attracted alot of country music stars in wilkes.
R.I.P. DOC.
tronut

Lenoir, NC

#11 Jun 19, 2012
Doc was a mere posterchild for the blind. Remember "Petey" from American Pie ? Everyone loves someone who is disabled being a public figure. Doc actually wasn't that good. Any bar or lounge singer/ guitarist is just as good. He played all G, C, D chord stuff. They can actually train a monkey to do that, but whatever....Doc gets a statue.
Doc Vs Eddie VH

Lenoir, NC

#12 Jun 19, 2012
Doc actually taught Eddie van halen to play eruption. Doc wrote it and played it on his d28 Martin. He also suggested SLASH wear the top hat. DOC ruled!
parkerBoy

Lenoir, NC

#13 Jun 19, 2012
Doc Vs Eddie VH wrote:
Doc actually taught Eddie van halen to play eruption. Doc wrote it and played it on his d28 Martin. He also suggested SLASH wear the top hat. DOC ruled!
yes and he had a different groupie every night. The unfortunate part of that is that willard blevins ran out of outfits. Doc never knew the difference. It was all the cocaine and booze from the world tour. He played 212 concerts to over 4,000,000 people. He had Ho's in every area code. He parties like a rock star!!!!!
PAULA CALLOWAY

Lenoir, NC

#14 Jul 26, 2012
Yes Doc was old timey and yes he was blind, but how many blind people in the world, do anything for them selves other than nothing, but feelig sorry for them selves. I met Doc when i was five years old, a few days after my mom died, and he said to me, Younging you have lost something precious to your heart but you can over come it. He knew a difference in everyone and everything he touched. We often kept in contact our whole lives. Doc would cut wood, build things with dangerous tools and everytime i saw him, it scared me to death, blind yes but not stupid.I could go on and on but unless you never knew him then just meeting him, you never could have known the extraordniany things about him or his family for that matter. So yes to me he was a good man.

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#15 Jul 26, 2012
tronut wrote:
Doc was a mere posterchild for the blind. Remember "Petey" from American Pie ? Everyone loves someone who is disabled being a public figure. Doc actually wasn't that good. Any bar or lounge singer/ guitarist is just as good. He played all G, C, D chord stuff. They can actually train a monkey to do that, but whatever....Doc gets a statue.
Whoa, he wasn't that good? He made an amazing impact on the world for not being that good. He was an inspiration to countless musicians that have gone on and done very well for themselves in the mainstream....citing Doc as their mentor.

http://youtu.be/XdUrg2Cqxdw
PAULA CALLOWAY

Lenoir, NC

#16 Jul 26, 2012
I indeed saw doc chop wood with my own eyes, His son merle before he died, had a place in the choping block hollowed out so when doc put the piece of wood on it he would know where it went and where to hit the wood at. his son did this because one winter they ran out of wood and nobody was their to chop more for doc and his wife. He had his own special kind of tools too. He hated depending on anybody. I promise this is true.Doc did say it took alot of practice. Doc and my father were best friends.

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