AN EVENING WITH DOC WATSON & DAVID HOLT spotlights the signature sound and indomitable spirit of five-time Grammy winner and National Medal of Arts honoree Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (1923-2012). Blind since childhood, Doc developed an innovative flat-picking style of playing guitar and, with his son Merle, helped lead the folk roots revival of the 1960s. David Holt, a fellow Grammy-winner, folklorist and longtime friend of Doc, hosts this celebration of song and story. In this three-act concert, recorded in 1998 at North Carolina's Appalachian State University, Doc, David and Richard Watson (Doc's grandson) perform a variety of duets and solos. Musical highlights include: "Tom Dula," one of the most famous folk songs ever to top the pop charts; the beautiful mountain ballad "Shady Grove"; Carter Family classic "Dixie Darling"; and "Talk About Sufferin'," a haunting a capella gospel tune. Between virtuoso picking and foot-stomping jams on bluegrass, folk and gospel favorites, Doc recounts entertaining anecdotes from his life as well as enduring Appalachian legends.
Length: 57 minutes