Doc Watson is one of the true pioneers and legends of bluegrass music. As a lover of many types of music, it was an honor for Dr. Gustavson to use my image taken at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia as the cover photograph for this book.
From the day he stepped off the bus in New York City, Doc Watson changed the music world forever. His influence has been recognized by presidents and by the heroes of modern music. This is the first comprehensive biography of bluegrass great hero, flat-picking legend, and the man who brought Amazing Grace into the public consciousness.
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“If you’re a dedicated Doc Watson fan, I think you would find this book an interesting read. It does get into some darker areas of Doc’s life, such as Merle’s death, but it also is a celebration of the man through the eyes and ears of those who know him.” – Steve Carr, docsguitar.com
“This is a highly informative, fascinating biography of the great Doc Watson. What a life. It’s a page-turner that will keep you up past your bedtime. Don’t miss it.” – The Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association
“Musicologists will appreciate the chapters on Doc’s singing style and guitar work… Music fans will delight in the book as a whole, a splendid recounting of Doc Watson as man whose ‘…approach to folk music on a guitar was like Horowitz’s approach to the piano…'” – Gary Presley, The Internet Review of Books