Doc & Merle Watson
Deep Gap, North Carolina, United States
Doc Watson (March 3, 1923 - May 29, 2012) and Merle Watson (February 8, 1949 - October 10, 1985) Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson was an American guitarist, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with his son Merle for over 15 years until Merle's death in 1985 in an accident on the family farm. Eddy Merle Watson (February 8, 1949 - October 10, 1985) was an American guitarist and folk singer. Merle was widely recognized as one of the best flat-picking and slide guitarists of his generation.