Doc Watson Dies

Doc Watson: March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:05 am
Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson
March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012

Rest in peace, Doc.

He will be greatly missed by so many in his home of the High Country. Watson was "just one of the people." The beautiful flowers are just part of the testament people have shown towards him in his honor. Arthur Grimes, born and raised in Boone, grew up with someone he calls "his hero." Grimes tells stories about being on stage with him a couple of times and said that, "his presence made my life." Grimes says that he will buy a $100 brick at his feet just so he can remember, "the way his feet always tapped to the beat."
Photo by Maria Richardson
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Just One of the People: A Doc Watson Retrospective Through the Words of His Musical Friends; Rest in Peace

Published Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm
May 29, 2012. Doc Watson passed away tonight, Tuesday, May 29. Our condolences go out to his friends and family. The High Country was lucky to call him one of its own. Though he might have been the most famous High Country native, you would have never known because he carried himself with such humility. He truly was just one of the people. Doc: Thanks for all the great music and memories. Rest in peace. Read more...
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Photo Feature: Hours After Doc’s Death, Fans Adorn his Statue with Flowers while Listening to Doc’s Flat Pickin’

Published Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm
May 29, 2012. Fans of Doc Watson gathered around the Doc Watson Statue in downtown Boone on Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m., a few hours after he passed away. Some adorned his bronzed self with flowers. See photo...
Photo by Ken Ketchie
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