I have seen the David
Seen the Mona Lisa, too
And I have heard Doc Watson play “Columbus Stockade Blues”
— Guy Clark, “Dublin Blues”
One of the icons of American folk music has died. Doc Watson was a giant, a peerless guitar picker and an ambassador of Appalachian folk music to the wide world.
I heard a fellow musician say that one of his great talents was that he could make an old song sound new and a new song sound old. He, like his music is timeless.