RIP: Doc Watson

Very sad news. Saw him once with his son Merle many years ago. What a guitar picker! He will be missed!
He lived a long productive life. A true musician's musician. Listening to "Out In The Country" as I write this.
Doc will be missed.Fortunately his catalogue is extensive.Have listened to him often in the last few years.His ability to mix different types of music and make them his own,was remarkable.His playing always clean and honest.One of those artists whose character was apparent through his music.
I haved loved "Tennesse Stud", from 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken', ever since that seminal album from the seventies. Great musician, Doc will be sorely missed. Sad day indeed.
'Pickin' The Blues' is a favorite album of mine. Great music and exceptional audio quality! I've got a few others but this is the one I've repeatedly returned to over the years.

RIP Doc!
I am glad I got to see him play with Tony Trischka in a neat old theatre in Philly last year. Saw him many times at Merlefest. Highlights were seeing him play free at the July 4 Firefly Festival in Foscoe NC in the mid 90s and at the Love Auditorium at Davidson College in the 80s. He was a kind gentle biblical soul who graced us all with his mellifluous voice and scintillating flat picking. God bless, Doc.
My first country recording I purchased(25+ years ago) was Down South by Doc and Merle Watson, due to a very positive review. Doc Watson proved too a snobby young audiophile that country music could be intelligent, skillful and kickass!
I grew up listening to rock and roll -- and only rock and roll -- until I heard a record by Doc Watson. Holy-moly! Learned then that it wasn't only rock that rocked. His music will most assuredly live on for a very long time.
A true legend and one of my all time favorites! They don't mak'em like
that anymore.

Nobody made folk music sound better than doc watson imho. It just
seemed to come naturally and flow, a rare thing indeed.
Nice story from Ry Cooder in the NY Times about seeing Doc Watson for the first time.