Essential Listening: Doc Watson

Doc Watson is a very respected folk guitarist and singer. He flat picks old time and bluegrass tunes with lightning speed and he does Travis picking also. Travis picking and flat picking fiddle tunes are the two most popular styles in American folk music using the flat top acoustic guitar. The following two videos demonstrates the styles. The first one is Deep River Blues (Travis picking) and the second is Black Mountain Rag (flat picking). There is also a link to his biography below the videos.

A Biography of Doc Watson