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Our founding father, mentor, legend, teacher, and hero has passed.  We will miss you Doc!

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Comment by Mark Miller on May 30, 2012 at 12:10pm

We love you and will miss you, Doc!  Has anyone ever matched his musical taste and melodic sense?  For all his amazing virtuosity, he never played to show off hot licks, everything was in service of the song.  Dan, how about a special memorial issue of the magazine devoted to Doc, with stories from various flatpickers about his importance to them, and studies of some of his renditions of tunes?  Without Doc, would there even be flatpicking as we know it?

Comment by Michael Johns on May 31, 2012 at 1:33am
Saw him for the first time at the Recent Merlfest! When did he pass? God Bless!
Comment by John Liston on June 22, 2012 at 10:39am

Thanks for the sharing the picture, that is absolutely beautiful. Where is this statue at? Some information about this gorgeous tribute would be appreciated. Thanks again for sharing. 

Comment by ganon on June 22, 2012 at 10:56am

John, the statue is in Boone, NC. You can take another look here:

http://imgur.com/gallery/xTcoM

Comment by John Liston on June 22, 2012 at 11:50pm
Thanks Ganon, I would love to go see it sometime.
Comment by Dan Miller on June 23, 2012 at 9:10am

The September/October 2012 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine will be a special Doc Watson tribute issue.

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