Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson (born March 3, 1923) is an American guitar player, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. He has won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson’s flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with his son Merle for over 15 years until Merle’s death in 1985, in an accident on the family farm.
In 1986 he received the North Carolina Award and in 1994 he received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award. Also in 1994, Watson teamed up with Randy Scruggs and Earl Scruggs to contribute “Keep on the Sunny Side” to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.
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- Bob Dylan records master version of “Dark Eyes” in 1985
- Bob Dylan records master version of “Copper Kettle (The Pale Moonlight)” in 1970
- Bob Dylan plays: Convention Hall, Miami Beach, FL, USA in 1966
- Bruce Springsteen concerts:
- Washington, DC – 1974
- Chapel Hill, NC – 1988
- Edinburgh, Scotland – 1996
- Hamilton, ON – 2008