Re: OT: Doc Watson
- From: "tom" <none@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 21:59:34 -0500
"garbiologist" <bwchap@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:m7udnd_YGdsp0TXVnZ2dnUVZ_j6dnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
What I read was Merle performed together for more than 15 years, until Merle's tragic death on the family farm in 1985. His grandson played at this concert with him. The concert is 2 plus hours and worth the time to here it.<snip>
In the early, dark hours of October 23, 1985, Eddy Merle Watson rolled his farm tractor down a steep hillside near his home, ending the life of one of the world's great musicians in a tragedy worthy of the blues ballads he loved. Some people knew Merle Watson well; some were acquainted with him as a consequence of brief interactions; some had only the privilege of seeing him perform his musical wizardry on stage or listening to one or more of his many recordings. Everyone loved and respected him.