Death of Doc Watson

March 3, 1923 - May 29, 2012
Raleigh, North Carolina | Age 89

Folk musician dies in NC hospital at 89
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CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press

You could hear the mountains of North Carolina in Doc Watson's music. The rush of a mountain stream, the steady creak of a mule in leather harness plowing rows in topsoil and the echoes of ancient sounds made by a vanishing people were an intrinsic part of the folk musician's powerful, homespun sound.

It took Watson decades to make a name for himself outside the world of Deep Gap, N.C. Once he did, he ignited the imaginations of countless...

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