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    Doc Watson is seriously ill

    Doc Watson, the legendary Mountain musician, who founded Merlefest, the leading Roots music festival, has undergone surgery in a Winston-Salem hospital, following a fall. Blind since a baby, and now aged 89, he is a seven-times Grammy winner and Lifetime Achievment honoree. He has reportedly gained strength after his surgery, but remains in critical condition.

    God be with him at this difficult time.
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    i saw Doc Watson perform 30 years ago and he was awesome

    i hope it turns out well for him.

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    This wood be a big loss.

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    89, that's not a good age for recovery but hope he does recover - it's amazing he got to be that age without any huge
    mishaps from falling before this

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    Sadly, he passed away in hospital. RIP

    There's a detailed obituary here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/ar...t-89.html?_r=1


    There are many videos on YouTube, but I think this is one he might appreciate. It was filmed at the Festival named after his late son, Merle, and it shows the on-going influence he had on the following generations of performing artists. Here he's playing with the much-missed band Nickel Creek (currently on hiatus and followinmg separate careers). Chris Thile is the lead singer and Sara Watkins the fiddler.

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