June 4, 2012

Doc Watson Live in Greenwich Village 1962

Arthel “Doc” Watson, legendary North Carolina guitarist and iconic American musician died Tuesday.  He was 89 years old.

I love to play Deep River Blues, it's a favorite of mine.  I happen to play it just a bit slower than Doc, haha.  Here's a nice solo set from back-in-the-day that recently showed up.

Doc Watson
Gerdes Folk City
Greenwich Village
New York City, NY

01 That's All
02 Black Mt. Rag
03 Farewell Blues
04 Blue Smoke
05 Deep River Blues
06 Dill Pickle Rag
07 Spike Driver Blues
08 9 lb. Hammer
09 Sittin' On Top Of The World
10 //House Carpenter
11 Brakeman's Blues
12 I Am A Pilgrim
13 John Henry
14 Blue Smoke

Download the show, MP3 256mbps


  1. This is a wonderful album by this much missed master of the flat top guitar. Check out the downloads on this link http://frobbi.org/picking.html
    they have been professionally recorded, mainly on reel to reel. There is over 3 hours of concerts by Doc Watson, his son Merle and Don Reno. The other downloads are mainly bluegrass of which there is a treasure trove of wonderful stuff also recorded by Fred

    Regards kenneth

  2. You could also check out comments and further information on

  3. There is a pdf link here http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ouhxtq1nf5qb2bp
    to A book called Doc's Guitar which is full of tab

  4. On all the above links you will have to copy and paste the URL into your browser as I don't know howto make them into live links, sorry

  5. I came across this link the other day http://ezfolk.com/category/documentary/ it features an early BBC UK Omnibus Program about Doc Watson. Although the visuals leave a bit to be desired the content is superb and worth a watch. The other doc about Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass features superb guitar picking by, such as, Clarence White, Kentucky Colonels"and Byrd's fame and Peter Rowan and there again worth a watch