As many of you probably already know, Doc Watson died on Tuesday at the age of 89. There was an article in today's Chicago Tribune, by music critic Randall Roberts, which was a nice tribute to the man and his music. Here's a quote:
"Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at age 89, never had a hit record, and none of his albums ever went gold. This truth, a shame considering his talent, his influence on the guitar and the beauty of his dynamic baritone, should serve as inspiration to any musician interested in the long game, in making music that endures not because of its shock value or its keen marketplace vision but because within its measured tones lies universal truth."
That, I think, says it all. Rest in peace, Doc.