Doc Watson was a blind guitar-picking master. He died at age 89, while his lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century. His music will continue to live on for future generations to enjoy.
Watson became popular during the folk music revival of the early 1960s, injected a note of authenticity into a movement awash in protest songs and bland renditions of traditional tunes.
In a slightly husky baritone, his old hymns, ballads and country blues he had learned growing up will inspire fiddlers, banjo pickers and folk singers for many generations to come.