Mudcat Café message #1130720 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67527   Message #1130720
Posted By: GUEST,BC
07-Mar-04 - 01:04 AM
Thread Name: Happy Birthday, Doc Watson!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday, Doc Watson!
I have to agree with pdq - if Doc isn't folk , therre's no such thing.      I'm sure Pete Seeger would agree. Doc really isn't "bluegrass" but bis guitar style has influenced bluegrass as much as Bill Monroe's mandolin and Earl Scruggs' banjo. But then again, I'd consider Monroe and Scruggs as icons of American folk music. Doc, Bill, and Earl have much stronger trasditional roots than Pete, and once again, I'm sure Mr. Seeger would bw the first to agree.