The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77728   Message #1389415
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
26-Jan-05 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
"Some brilliant players like the venerable Doc Watson could rock with the best of 'em, but he could alos play tunes as true to the roiginal as the day they were written"

I believe Doc Watson aspired to be a rockabilly musician before he started playing with Clarence Ashley. Doc is the perfect example of what makes this music fun.   He can do some great old-timey songs and then surprise an audience with a version of "Knights in White Satin". Brilliant artist!