Mudcat Café message #85949 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11503   Message #85949
Posted By: Mike Billo
11-Jun-99 - 03:33 PM
Thread Name: Doc Watson: An appreciation.
Subject: RE: Doc Watson: An appreciation.
While we praise Doc's formidable technical skills(and his skills are amazing) let's not forget that he is the consumate "songster". He has an astounding repetoire of hundreds of songs from all genres of American music. He was one of the first to break the Bluegrass taboo against electric bass choosing what sounded good over what others say you're supposed to do. He remains one of my favorite harmonica players (I wish he'd play more). I guess I've seen Doc play 15-20 times in the past 30 years and have never ceased to be amazed. He's THE Man.