The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23506   Message #261503
Posted By: Gary T
20-Jul-00 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: Merle Watson's death (1949-1985)
Subject: RE: Merle Watson's death
I recall hearing Doc say that he named his son after Merle Travis. I gather that Doc was VERY heartbroken over losing his son, and I wouldn't doubt that it still pains him some. Some aspects of life just suck.

Nevertheless, Doc plugs along, still playing wonderful music for us to enjoy. I just heard of Merlefest this year (I believe it was from you, Dharmabum), and plan on attending next year. The silver lining to the cloud, perhaps.