Arthel “Doc” Watson was born a hundred years ago, on March 3, 1923 in Deep Gap, NC. He brought rural folk and bluegrass music to urban audiences starting in the early 1960s. His guitar playing — particularly flat-picked fiddle tunes — was a revelation to a young generation of listeners and players who had never heard such virtuosity.

Bluegrass Country radio has been playing Doc’s music since 1967.  During our 2023 mid-winter membership campaign, we’ll be playing lots of Doc Watson favorites, including some unreleased recordings that you’ll only hear only on Bluegrass Country.

We’ll continue to bring you this great music as long as we get listener support.  It’s easy to make a one-time donation, or become a Bluegrass Country sustainer by pledging a monthly contribution. Just hit the DONATE button on the menu bar to connect to our secure payment system at Network for Good.

You can also pay by check, made out to Bluegrass Country Foundation and mailed to 4401A Connecticut Avenue NW Box 137, Washington, DC 20008.  Be sure to include your mailing address and e-mail address so we can add you to our membership list.

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