Sound Sessions: Doc Watson

It's Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways — an audio journey into the rich, eclectic, and sometimes eccentric Smithsonian Folkways archive.

Host Sam Litzinger and archivist Jeff Place comb the stacks for music and stories about this historic record label for monthly broadcasts that feature newly digitized audio, including rare outtakes, interviews, and never-before-heard recordings.

Tonight we'll focus on the life and music of the Doc Watson, American roots music legend. Smithsonian Folkways archivist Jeff Place shares stories and plays songs and interviews to demonstrate the Doc Watson "style."  

Doc Watson died Tuesday, May 29.

This segment aired May 30.


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