Doc Watson Laid To Rest

Image634744089077057596At a public memorial,  held in Doc Watson’s hometown of Deep Gap North Carolina, with hundreds in attendance, the multi-Grammy winner who always said he was “just one of the people” was laid to rest over the weekend.

The 89-year-old guitarist and folk singer had been struggling to recover from a recent colon surgery.

Blinded as a baby, from an eye infection he never let his disability slow him down.  

Learning to play guitar as youngster, Doc Watson broke into the music scene in a big way with his lightning fast finger style guitar playing and warm baritone voice in the early 1960’s folk boom, eventually  receiving the National Medal of Arts and seven Grammy awards for his work.  

Watson was also known for Merlefest, an annual gathering of musicians in Wilkesboro named after his son, who died in a tractor accident in 1985.

Doc Watson was buried at a private ceremony in a plot at his home, next to his son Merle.

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