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Remembering legendary guitarist Doc Watson

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Doc Watson performing at the Suwannee Springfest near Live Oak, Fla., with his grandson in 2000.” credit=”Donna Green-Townsend / WUFT-FM

Doc Watson, the grammy award-winning guitarist who has influenced and been revered by virtually every great bluegrass flatpicker in the country has died. The 89-year-old musician, who was blind from age 1, had recently undergone abdominal surgery at a hospital in Winston Salem, N.C., but died a few days later. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend had the opportunity to interview Watson on a couple of occasions at various festivals across the country and files this report.

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