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Posted By: Guy Wolff
30-May-12 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Doc Watson 1923 - 2012
Subject: RE: Obit: Doc Watson 1923 - 2012
When I was a young potter I worked a summer at an old pottery shop in North Carolina named Jugtown. The owner Nancy Sweezy had worked on the Newport Folk Festivals with Ralph Rinzler. She had a great story of Ralph bringing Clarence Tom Ashley north for the show but they needed a guitarist . There was a country & western guitarist in Tom's town who knew Ashley but did not have an acoustic guitar. The story goes Ralph Rinzler lent Doc his guitar MArtin for those early sessions .

Mitch Janes of the Dillards once told me Doc took apart a Packard in his back yard. Cleaned it and got the thing back together and running ..

Great to hear all the wonderful stories here . I have been playing Rambling Hobo all week hoping against hope .. Thanks for so much Doc .. At least Merle has someone to play with now .. All the best to all here , Guy