The Life Work and Music of the American Folk Artist Doc Watson

The Life Work and Music of the American Folk Artist Doc Watson

By: Fred Metting (author)Hardback

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Despite Arthel "Doc" Watson's importance to American acoustic music and the richness of his music, a full study of his music has not been realized until now. This book explores the musical culture of Watson's family and his contributions to the folk revival of the 1960s when he helped change the role of the acoustic guitar in American music. This book will be important to students of American music and folk culture.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Overview; Family, Friends, and Neighborhood; 1. Fiddle Tunes; 2. Ballads; 3. Gaither Carlton; 4. Clarence Ashley; 5. Mountain Image; 6. Merle Watson; 7. Rockabilly; Extensions; 8. The Opry; 9. The Bristol Sessions; 10. Carter Family; 11. Jimmie Rodgers; 12. Riley Puckett; 13. Merle Travis; 14. Delmore Brothers; 15. Bill Monroe; Revival; 16. Guitar; 17. The Circle Home; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773458406
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780773458406
  • ISBN10: 0773458409

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