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Doc Watson, 1923-2012

Through the years with the folk pioneer

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Gems/Redferns

Doc Watson and his son Merle.

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Jam Session

Doc Watson performs with John Hurt and Patrick Sky at the New York Folk Festival at Carnegie Hall in July, 1965.

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Taking a Moment

Doc Watson takes a moment to himself backstage during the First Annual Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, North Carolina on September 16th, 2006.