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May 30, 2012 6:16 pm  #1

Doc Watson is dead

Rolling Stone Magazine has today covered the death of Doc Watson the American Folk Music pioneer at the age of 89. Blind from the age of 1 he pursued a musical career. He won 7 Grammys and received the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. He founded Merlefest, named after his son who performed with him for 15 years following his death in a tractor accident, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. This has become a destination event for musicians as well as fans of Americana.

Don't make people into heroes John. Heroes don't exist and if they did I wouldn't be one of them.

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