[nfbwatlk] A Great Loss

Lauren Merryfield lauren1 at catliness.com
Thu May 31 05:18:33 UTC 2012

I've heard Doc on KBCS and KSER when I lived up there.  There is a public 
radio station here KPFA, that plays his music, among others.  So yes, I am 
one who has heard of him, heard him and admired his skill.
advice from my cats: "meow when you feel like it."
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." ~
Albert Schweitzer
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Portillo" <portillo.jim at gmail.com>
To: "Jim Portillo" <portillo.jim at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:26 AM
Subject: [nfbwatlk] A Great Loss

> 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.
> Jim
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