Doc Watson, Folk Music Icon, Dies At 89 The blind folk musician from North Carolina revolutionized not just how people play guitar, but how people around the world think about mountain music. He was 89 years old. Folk musician Doc Watson dies in North Carolina hospital at age 89 His mastery of flatpicking helped make the case for the guitar as a lead instrument in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was often considered a backup for the mandolin, fiddle or banjo Guitar legend Doc Watson dies The Grammy winner was influential among folk musicians for his brand of bluegrass, blues, country and gospel. He was 89. Bluegrass Legend Doc Watson Dies Doc Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Tuesday. Doc Watson, Grammy-winning folk musician, dead at 89 Folk legend Doc Watson has died in North Carolina. He was 89. Folk musician Doc Watson dies in N.C. hospital at 89 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his manager. He was 89. Doc Watson: Folk Music Legend, Dies DEEP GAP, N.C -- The manager of Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson says the artist has died. Folk musician Doc Watson dies in NC hospital at 89 Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician whose music was embraced by generations and whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world, died Tuesday at a North Carolina... Doc Watson dead at 89 Arthel "Doc" Watson's mastery of flatpicking helped make the case for the guitar as a lead instrument Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer Doc Watson, also a master storyteller, was one of the pioneering artists of roots-conscious Americana. In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles.
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