Originally posted by gregsflat
I heard an interview the other day with Terry Gross on Fresh Air, Doc Watson in 1988 talking and performing in the studio at U. of Penn. He said how talented Merle was and mentioned a time when they were performing with Miss. John Hurt, and how much John had an influence on his son and how he looked up to him. Doc also mentioned that he learned a lot of ...[text shortened]... duation, mentioned there was a highway in SC being dedicated as the Dac & Merle Memorial Highway
He deserves whatever honors they bestow. I saw him live at McCabes Guitar shop, where our band Southwind played a half dozen times, saw him at the San Diego Folk Fest too. We played at Appalachian State University, a great school for folk music and met his family who lived near Boone, met Jean Ritchie there too. If I went back to school I think it would be at Appalachian State.
My wife listened to that broadcast also, hope they have one on TV. My wife wants to get the Chet Atkins/Doc Watson record now
I would love to get all of his works, at least a half dozen grammy's, not bad, eh!