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Doc Watson

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Concerts

Doc Watson; credit: Brian Blauser

July 18, 2011 The legendary bluegrass singer and picker visits West Virginia's most revered stage.

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July 31, 2010 Watson remains a massively influential folk musician; hear him live with banjo great David Holt.

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January 27, 2008 Hear the legendary folksinger, recorded live from Alexandria, Va.'s Birchmere Music Hall.

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Studio Sessions

August 6, 2003 The bluegrass legends played in NPR's studios, and spoke to host Melissa Block.

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Interviews & Profiles

Doc Watson

May 30, 2012 Fresh Air remembers the traditional folk and bluegrass guitarist with excerpts from a 1988 interview

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Doc Watson

September 3, 2010 The legendary flatpicker reflects on the resurgence of folk music in this 1988 Fresh Air interview.

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Josh White

May 15, 2010 A new archival compilation draws attention to the acoustic fingerstyle blues of Appalachia.

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Discover Songs

January 11, 2002 On this edition of All Songs Considered we look at some of the artists responsible for 2001's fo...

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Doc Watson

May 30, 2012 Fresh Air remembers the traditional folk and bluegrass guitarist with excerpts from a 1988 interview

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More Stories

May 30, 2012 NPR's Neal Conan remembers the life and career of Doc Watson with a song: "Tennessee Stud."

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Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

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  • Album: Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Released: 2010
 

Legacy

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  • Album: Legacy
  • Artist: Doc Watson
  • Label: High Windy Audio
  • Released: 2002