Doc Watson, Southbound

I was slow to embrace country music. Other than outlaws Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, I wasn’t much into country royalty. I finally turned the corner when I heard Doc Watson for the very first time. His guitar picking was incredible but it was his rich, buttery voice that finally won me over. He sings with the smooth authority of a man whose integrity is not to be questioned and appears sorely missing from modern society. Thankfully we’ve been able to preserve his sound and legend. It appears his type is a dying breed, but his impact and influence on great American music shall last forever. A genuine throwback to a simpler time. A blind musician whose vision as an artist and storyteller was highly developed.

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