[nfbwatlk] A Great Loss

Jim Portillo portillo.jim at gmail.com
Wed May 30 16:26:41 UTC 2012

Hello everyone,

I don't know if this means anything to anyone, so please forgive the email.
I just wanted to tell you about a loss...a huge loss to not only the music
world but also the blindness community.

If anyone is at all interested in any type of Folk or Bluegrass or Roots
type of music, the name Doc Watson will ring a bell.  We lost the mighty
national treasure last night after dealing with health complications for the
past several days.

To many, blind or sighted, Doc was a hero!  He took music to new levels and
kept the old fashion sound and feeling.
He was also a great example to blind folks.  Blindness never stopped him
from achieving his goals.
Doc played the guitar like no other.  He played banjo and other acoustic
stringed instruments as well.  Nobody could pick and sing like Doc.

If nobody is familiar with the work of Doc, then take a little bit of time
and listen to at least a couple of his songs.

What a loss!  Rest in peace, Mighty Doc Watson.

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