• Arthel’s Guitar – Jack Lawrence

    Jack Lawrence will always be known for his 25 years as accompanist and flatpicking partner to the legendary Doc Watson. Not a bad item to have on your resumé. But Jack was already a noted guitarist when Doc took him on

  • The Definitive Doc Watson from Sugar Hill

    Sugar Hill Records has announced a a July 16 release for anew compilation project from the late Doc Watson. The Definitive Doc Watson will contain 34 tracks on 2 CDs, covering selections from Watson's time recording for both the Vanguard and Sugar

  • Remembrance of Doc from Jack Lawrence

    This personal remembrance of Doc Watson comes from Jack Lawrence, Doc's longtime friend, road companion and musical partner. Lawrence worked with Watson from the time Merle Watson passed until Doc retired. His latest recording, Arthel's Guitar, is recently released.   It is hard

  • The Doc Watson Principles

    This remembrance of Doc Watson on the first anniversary of his death is a contribution from Kent Gustavson, author of the Watson biography, Blind But Now I See. Kent also serves as editor of Blooming Twig Books, based in Tulsa,

  • Milestones: Legends of the Watson Clan

    For fans of traditional music, 2012 was a sad year, with bluegrass, folk, and other acoustic genres all losing notable figures. Several of these artists, such as Earl Scruggs, have recently been remembered with tribute albums and collections of their

  • Arthel’s Guitar from Jack Lawrence

    Jack Lawrence has announced the April 12 release of his next album, Arthel's Guitar, on Little King Records. It's a mix of vocals and instrumentals featuring the stellar guitar work and vocals of this long-time Doc Watson accompanist. Joining Lawrence are Wayne Benson on