The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24555   Message #281737
Posted By: Jim the Bart
21-Aug-00 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: Doc Watson - Folk or Bluegrass
Subject: RE: Doc Watson - Folk or Bluegrass
I love the way music stores try so desperately to categorize their offerings, and how musicians like Doc blast those categories all to h*ll by playing such a variety of stuff in the context of one recording. Trying to find any acoustic based music is always difficult, especially in those used-CD places. I have found Sandy Denny and Darden Smith in C&W, simply because some poor schmuck couldn't figure out where else to put them.

Any way you look at it (or listen to it), Doc's music is pure beauty. Whether alone, or with others, he always shines, and I have never - NEVER - heard any controversy regarding his choice of material or playing partners.