Doc Watson
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"Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson" was a blind American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of Bluegrass music/bluegrass, American folk music/folk, country music/country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with his son, guitarist Merle Watson, for over 15 years until Merle's death in 1985 in an accident on the family farm.

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