RIP Doc Watson
The great gig in the sky <-- pun from Pink Floyd, just added another great one to the band...
I sort of like this part of the write up... makes me wonder if I should have the old skin head tested on my wife's old bacon and day...
"At the age of 5 or 6 he received his first harmonica as a Christmas gift, and at 11 his father made him a fretless banjo with a head made from the skin of a family cat that had just died."
SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD (1964) by Doc Watson (RIP)
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Saw Doc play in DC with the Dillards around 1979. Can't remember who opened for whom, but it was at Desperados. He crossed over to a wider audience after his work on WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN in 1971. He certainly influenced several generations of musicians and motivated me to buy a Martin guitar as well. More at the NY Times tribute/obit.