Doc Watson

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In some ways music and photography are the same. They both share an artistic expression that appeals to almost everyone.
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The good people at MerleFest on Sunday night released a piece about the North Carolina festival, which ended that day. The
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If so and you're in the area, and even if you're not, tickets are still available. Make an effort to make your way over to
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At a festival press conference this afternoon, band members -- Seth and Scott Avett, along with Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon -- talked about coming home to their favorite North Carolina barbecue, sustainable farming in Cabarrus County, how they plan to carry on the Watson legacy and what MerleFest means to them.
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If you are already a fan of MerleFest, then you can skip to No. 1. For the uninitiated, however, MerleFest is the younger, Eastern cousin of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. I discovered this gem of Americana festivals more than a decade ago after I moved to North Carolina from spending nearly a decade out West attending Telluride.
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Written after the tragedy of 9/11, Yellowcard's song "Believe" -- from their 1993 breakthrough album Ocean Avenue -- was written as a thank you to first responders in the police, fire department, and other heroes.
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I'm only left to report that in one extraordinary week I saw both Clive and Moose Murders and am prepared in both instances to cry, "Murder most foul!" Which was worse? Please don't ask.
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Rest in peace, Doug. You are missed but so not forgotten. No matter where I am this year I promise to sing something really proud and loud in your honor.
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Thank you for the music, Doc. For putting so much goodness into each song you sang. For all the performances you gave, and the hearts you touched with your voice and your guitar. For all the records you made, and all the painstaking care you took to make them.
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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Folk musician Arthel "Doc" Watson, 89, died on
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Reuters noted that the spokesperson at the hospital where Watson was admitted did not give any specific information about
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I once was this close to Elvis Presley. I got goose bumps just being near the man whose glorious music introduced me -- and countless millions -- to an ecstatic world beyond our everyday experience.
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It's a little surprising that until now, no one has put together a tribute album to folk's fertile days in New York's Greenwich Village.
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You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.
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As someone on the left who loves folk music, I understand that I'm supposed to feel mystically uplifted by the dean of activist folkies. But I never could stand Pete.