Remembering Doc Watson

May 30, 2012

North Carolina music legend Doc Watson died yesterday in Winston-Salem, NC. He was 89. Watson was a guitarist and folk singer, best known for his flat-picking style on the guitar.

He first came to prominence in the 1960s, singing the hymns and ballads that he learned in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Host Frank Stasio will speak with Barry Poss, the founder of Sugar Hill Records, and George Holt, the director of performing arts at the North Carolina Museum of Art, about Watson’s legacy in the music world.