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  1. Steel Wheels makes south La. debut at Manship TheatreRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | The Advocate

    ... his own path to music, through acting gigs in folk musicals staged in nearby Lexington and hearing the music of Doc Watson, Willie Nelson and Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt . Van Zandt's songs, especially, Wagler said, "exploded my mind in ...


  2. Traditional Duets - Lynda Dawson & Pattie HopkinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Bluegrass Blog

    ... They've chosen mostly familiar songs, including numbers made famous by the Carter Family, Bill Monroe, and Doc Watson. The album's highlights are numerous, with one of the best tracks their version of the Carter Family's A Distant Land to Roam . ...


  3. Country RapRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 |

    Eric Earley has bluegrass in his bones. The songwriter and front man of outlaw country rockers Blitzen Trapper was raised in the wilds of Oregon, listening to the traditional folk of Doc Watson and playing banjo alongside his musician father from the time he was 6 years old.


  4. IBMA, Day Four: Greg Fishel's musical-meteorological puns and Canadian variations on bluegrassRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 4 | Independent Weekly

    ... Dave Wilson's witty stage banter tied together cuts from the quartet's catalog and tributes to the likes of Doc Watson. The set was heavy on the band's latest, Tightrope , which Wilson wryly reminded would be eligible for IBMA awards next year. "We ...


  5. An Evening with Doc Watson & David HoltRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | KQED

    This program spotlights the signature sound and indomitable spirit of 5-time Grammy winner and National Medal of Arts honoree Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson . Blind since childhood, Doc developed an innovative flat-picking style of playing guitar and, with his son Merle, helped lead the folk roots revival of the 1960s.


  6. Susquehanna Folk Music Society to present Roy Book Binder at Fort HunterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 |

    ... Festival. Binder has performed with artists including Rev. Gary Davis, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, and Doc Watson in addition to his solo career. The concert at Fort Hunter will be preceded by a free potluck dinner. 7:30 p.m. (potluck ...


  7. Tickets Go on Sale Today for David Bromberg Quintet at the Strand-CapitolRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 1 |

    ... that company has included famous artists such as Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff ...


  8. Bunratty Banjo Pickers Festival: an eye- and ear-witness reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The Bluegrass Ireland Blog

    ... who between very amusing anecdotes and sharp one-liners gave us their interpretation of some Bill Monroe and Doc Watson classics as well as a lot more. Indoor jam: (r-l) Evan Lyons, Liam Wright, Bill Foster, John Nyhan There was also some very ...


  9. Country Times: Experience Nashville in D.C.Read the original story

    Monday Sep 29 | Washington Times

    ... show that takes fans inside "The Circle" recording that featured country luminaries Mother Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Roy Acuff and Merle Travis, and on the 1977 tour that made The Dirt Band the first rockers to visit Russia. Former Dirt Band ...


  10. 'Wayfaring Strangers': A guide to a musical journey across the Atlantic to AppalachiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | The Charlotte Observer

    North Carolina native Doc Watson playing guitar in front of a woodpile on Nov. 16, 1967. Blind since he was a baby, the flat-picking guitar virtuoso came to national attention during the folk music revival of the 1960s with his interpretations of old-time mountain ballads.


  11. AmericanaFest at Riverfront Park feat. The Avett Brothers, The Lone...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Nashville Scene

    ... fans sang along with kids hoisted on their shoulders. There was a George Jones cover ("The Race Is On") and a Doc Watson cover ("Little Sadie") in the mix, but as the clock ticked ever closer to 11 p.m., we made our way across the street to Acme ...


  12. Old Crow, New SongRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Seattle Weekly

    , the bluegrass, folk, and Americana band pays tribute to Doc Watson, a man partially responsible for its success-he discovered the band while they were both busking on the same North Carolina corner. The song is another way OCMS is connecting the ...


  13. Strand-Capitol to Welcome David Bromberg Quintet, 10/2Read the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 |

    ... that company has included famous artists such as Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff ...


  14. Books roundup: Where roots music came fromRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 |

    ... music collectors. They also profile the musicians who have carried on these traditions - among them Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, Joe Thompson, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Dolly Parton (who wrote an introduction for the book). The book has a list of ...


  15. Beyond bluegrass: Brevard's Mountain Song Festival continues to evolveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Mountain Xpress

    ... mentioned to Woody that the Rangers should host a music festival and partner with me," says Felty. "We booked Doc Watson that first year, and never looked back." To develop each year's lineup is "kind of like creating a new recipe," Felty says. "We ...


  16. Stray Birds fly in for first Highland visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2014 | The Northern Scot

    ... been able to teach each other things too, and our varied musical interests and backgrounds - from Jimi Hendrix to Doc Watson - keep our arrangements fresh and inspired. "I think that one of our collective strengths is the ability to yield to ...


  17. Old Crow Medicine Show at The Orpheum on Sale 9/12Read the original story

    Sep 5, 2014 |

    ... spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. ...


  18. Gamble Rogers' name removed? Say it ain't soRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... who first rode in with the '60s folk boom playing with the Serendipity Singers. He appeared at Carnegie Hall with Doc Watson, on TV, public radio and from the 1970s to his death, just about everywhere in Florida. Rogers resists categorization and ...


  19. A Dram Held High for Ed MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... audience that KUT has had for all different kinds of music." For his last Sunday night, he led off with Doc Watson's "Hello Stranger," a song he used to open shows with quite regularly. He played the Flatlanders ("very much of a part of the 'Austin ...


  20. Celebrate Blues and Beatles LIVE at the Classic Wineseller this WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... traveling and playing around the U.S. absorbing its rich musical heritage, and performing with artists such as Doc Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show and Etta Baker. Joe Cruz (piano, vocals) performs the best of the Beatles and Elton John at the ...