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Thread #39301   Message #557180
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
23-Sep-01 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Doc Watson at Gerdes Folk City
Subject: RE: Doc Watson at Gerdes Folk City
Not the first, Rick- the first was, "Jean and Doc at Folk City." Doc was back there for a second gig after the one we did together. Ours was Doc's first solo performance after leaving Clarence Ashley's band. Ralph Rinzler arranged it for Doc, and asked me to share the bill with him "to keep him company," as he thought Doc might be a bit nervous (!!!) and since we had recently done our duo performance (the Ashley band and myself) at the Ashgrove in California, and were friends, that I'd be a good one to introduce him on his own. An honor indeed!