Today (March 3rd 2023) would have been Doc Watson's 100th birthday, so I've put together a couple of really special episodes to celebrate.
I spent the past 3 months interviewing people who knew, played with, worked with, were inspired by or just loved Doc and his music. I ended up with hours and hours of wonderful conversation and have edited it all into two episodes. This is the first....
This one focusses on those who worked and played with Doc, plus a couple of people responsible for carrying on his legacy.
You'll hear from:
Happy Traum, founder of Homespun Music on getting to know and working with DocJohn McEuen from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on recording the seminal Will the Circle Be Unbroken record with DocT. Michael Coleman on 15 years playing and touring with DocJack Lawrence on his 20 years with DocLindsay Craven, Artist Relations Manager at MerleFest on making sure Doc's vision lives on at the festivalTed Olson, who wrote the book that accompanies the box set Life's Work: A Retrospective
All of these are brand new interviews carried out for these episodes. They've been a joy to put together.
I hope you enjoy them (and don't forget to check out episode 2).
Happy picking (and happy birthday Doc!)
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