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by Fred Metting

Author: Fred Metting
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr (June 30, 2006)
Pages: 284 pages
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Arthel Doc Watson, an 82-year-old musician from North Carolina, is one of the two or three most important acoustic guitarists in American musical history.

Arthel Doc Watson, an 82-year-old musician from North Carolina, is one of the two or three most important acoustic guitarists in American musical history. The story of Watson's music is a rich and complex narrative which involves the listener in an exploration of the music of the Scottish settlers in the Appalachian Mountains and the changes in that music as the mountaineers were influenced by the African American music of itinerant laborers in the nineteenth century and by sounds from records and radio early in the twentieth century.

Arthel "Doc" Watson, an 82-year-old musician from North Carolina, is one of the two or three most important .

Arthel "Doc" Watson, an 82-year-old musician from North Carolina, is one of the two or three most important acoustic guitarists in American musical history. Despite Watson's importance to American acoustic music and despite the richness of the story of his music, a full study of his music has not been realized until now. This book explores the musical culture of Watson's immediate family (the hymns of Watson's church, the ballads and fiddle tunes of his immediate family, and the music of his mountain home) as well as the extended aural world that came to the mountains through records and radio when Watson was a young boy.

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The story of Watson's music is a rich and complex narrative which involves the listener in an exploration of the music of the Scottish settlers in the Appalachian Mountains and the changes in that music as the mountaineers were influenced by the African American music of itinerant laborers in the nineteenth century and by sounds from records and radio early in the. twentieth century.

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Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in. .I can’t be put in a box, he told Fred Metting, the author of The Life, Work, and Music of the American Folk Artist Doc Watson (2006)

Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and whose interpretations of traditional American music profoundly influenced generations of folk and rock guitarists, died on Tuesday in Winston-Salem, . I can’t be put in a box, he told Fred Metting, the author of The Life, Work, and Music of the American Folk Artist Doc Watson (2006). I play traditional music and whatever else I’m drawn to. His catholic tastes expressed themselves on albums like Good Deal!

The American folk music revival began during the 1940s and peaked in popularity in the mid-1960s.

The American folk music revival began during the 1940s and peaked in popularity in the mid-1960s. Its roots went earlier, and performers like Josh White, Burl Ives, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Oscar Brand, Jean Ritchie, John Jacob Niles, Susan Reed, Paul Robeson and Cisco Houston had enjoyed a limited general popularity in the 1930s and 1940s

Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in. His catholic tastes expressed themselves on albums like Good Deal!

American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Best songs and music of artist Doc Watson. We picked up for you all the songs Doc Watson in one place

American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music were highly regarded. He performed with his son, guitarist Merle Watson, for over 15 years until Merle's death in 1985 in an accident on the family farm. We picked up for you all the songs Doc Watson in one place. Listen online, or download mp3 in any convenient format on your computer or phone. Org Doc Watson Songs.

Despite Arthel "Doc" Watson's importance to American acoustic music and the richness of his music, a full study of his music has not been realized until now. This book explores the musical culture of Watson's family and his contributions to the folk revival of the 1960s when he helped change the role of the acoustic guitar in American music. This book will be important to students of American music and folk culture.