Mudcat Café message #3357319 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Taconicus
30-May-12 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Doc Watson 1923 - 2012
Subject: RE: Obit: Doc Watson 1923 - 2012
I was fortunate enough to hear Doc and Merle play in a tiny coffeehouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1969. I remember how proud Doc was that Merle had learned to play the banjo so quickly. Their performance that night got me interested in bluegrass music, and although I was never a good enough guitar player to handle bluegrass, Doc Watson was one of my inspirations when I later took up guitar and began performing myself.