Legendary folk singer and guitarist Doc Watson died on Tuesday, at the age of 89. Long considered one of America's greatest musicians, Watson was blind from the age of one, and taught himself to play music. NPR's Neal Conan remembers the life and career of Doc Watson with a song: "Tennessee Stud."
Doc Watson has been astonishing and delighting audiences for more than forty years, playing his flat top guitar with technical virtuosity and impeccable tone and timing. Watch Doc teach and play "Deep River Blues" from Smithsonian Folkways.
Explore Doc Watson's full NPR Archive artist page: interviews, features and/or performances from over the years. Quite a collection of content. Doc Watson's full NPR Archive