• Doc Watson and Bill Monroe audio

    Fred Robbins, one of bluegrass music's most diligent archivists, has assembled five stage recordings from Doc Watson on his web site. These are all contributions from Ken Landreth, captured between 1969 and '71. Younger festival goers may not know that during

  • Tim Stafford remembers Doc

    This remembrance of the great Doc Watson comes from Tim Stafford, guitarist with Blue Highway and co-author of Still Inside - The Tony Rice Story. Doc Watson set the mold for flatpicking, and it was pretty much an accident. But not

  • Andy Falco remembers Doc Watson

    This remembrance of the late Doc Watson comes from Andy Falco, guitarist with Infamous Stringdusters. How A Great Artist Can Change A Life:  Doc Watson, Rest In Peace My parents are music lovers, and music was and still is a big part

  • RIP Doc Watson

    The music world yet lost another legend this evening with the passing of guitar virtuoso Doc Watson, who was 89. The eight-time Grammy winner died shortly after 7:00 p.m. (EDT) at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC

  • Talking Doc Watson Blues

    This is a debut column from Art Menius, who we hope will be a regular contributor at Bluegrass Today. Art has many years' experience as a writer, and in the organizational realm of traditional music. His will be a welcome

  • Doc Watson rallies a bit

    After what was described as a very rough day on Sunday, Doc Watson is said to have rallied a bit with some improvement in his vital signs last night. He remains in the ICU, listed in critical condition at the Wake Forest

  • Watson family called to Doc’s side

    We have learned that the family of Doc Watson has been called to his side at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. Doc has been hospitalized there for the past few days, undergoing surgery on Thursday evening to repair an impacted colon,

  • Doc’s surgery a success

    Doc Watson's surgery last night has been described as successful, and we are told that Watson came through it well. Sources tell us that his entire colon was removed, and that Doc is resting as comfortably as can be expected after

  • Doc Watson to undergo surgery tonight

    We have learned that Doc Watson is scheduled to undergo extensive surgery this evening at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. He was admitted there this morning after his health failed while in another hospital recovering from a fall. This procedure is

  • Doc Watson hospitalized

    We have learned that legendary guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson is hospitalized in Winston-Salem, NC. He is 89 years old. According to two close friends of Watson's, Doc fell on Monday and was taken to a regional hospital near his