Henry Horenstein, Doc Watson

Henry Horenstein

Doc Watson, Performance Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975

A blind guitarist and singer from Deep Gap, North Carolina, Watson made his reputation as a folk singer, after his discovery in 1961 by folklorist Ralph Rinzler. His music is a combination of styles—pop, blues, folk, and old-time country—with a unique fast and furious flat-picking guitar style that has influenced generations of young pickers. Watson recorded a duet album with guitarist Chet Atkins, and was prominently featured on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken?—an album that also included country legends Mother Maybelle Carter, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Merle Travis, and Earl Scruggs.

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