The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23506   Message #261462
Posted By: Dharmabum
20-Jul-00 - 08:15 AM
Thread Name: Merle Watson's death (1949-1985)
Subject: RE: Merle Watson's death
I was lucky enough to see him a number of times before his death. Eddy Merle Watson died October 23 1985 when his tractor rolled over on a steep hillside near his home in Caldwell County N.C. There's a festival held in his memory every year on the campus of Wilkes community colage in Wilkesboro N.C. The only negative thing I could possibly say about this fest is there's more good music than you could digest in one weekend.