• 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

  • Rosa Lee Watson passes

    Rosa Lee Watson, wife to Doc Watson for 65 years, died on Thursday (November 22) at the nursing facility where she had been living in North Carolina the past year and a half. She was the mother of Eddy Merle

  • So Long, Doc, Earl, and Doug

    This reflection on three legends who have passed on during 2012 is a contribution from flatpicking legend Dan Crary. In addition to being a pioneering guitarist, Crary is an Associate Professor of Speech Communications at California State University at Fullerton.

  • Del discusses his fallen comrades

    Milo Farineau caught up with Del McCoury recently, and took the opportunity to get his reflections on some fellow bluegrass legends who have passed on this past few months. Milo:  It’s been a tough year of loss for the bluegrass world.

  • Seth Avett on Doc Watson

    Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see The Avett Brothers perform at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, OH. (I can already see the rigid traditionalists rolling their eyes.) I was thoroughly surprised to see the Avetts perform several tribute