Mudcat Café message #86064 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11503   Message #86064
Posted By: Big Mick
11-Jun-99 - 09:39 PM
Thread Name: Doc Watson: An appreciation.
Subject: RE: Doc Watson: An appreciation.
I will never forget the night that four of us went to the Ark to see Doc play. Up to that night I knew him to be a very good performer and singer. We all filed in and just sat where the line stopped. A few minutes later, he and Jack came out. They stopped in front of me, a hand brought out the stools. They sat down and started to play. I was literally at this great man's knee, not 6' away. He absolutely mesmerized me. One of the greatest nights of music I have ever witnessed.

I was in Manhattan a couple of years ago, and while cruising the music stores I came upon an instructional video put out by Doc. I bought it, slowed it down to frame by frame, and still can't figure out how he gets so much out of what he does. A truly amazing talent.