Doc Watson

The Greatest Picker Ever!

About Docs' early life!!

Doc Watson was born in Deep Gap, NC on March 3, 1923.He went blind from an eye infection before his first birthday. His first instrument was a harmonica, which he got at the age of 5 or 6. He got a guitar when he was 11 and taught himself how to play it.

The birth of flatpicking

Doc Watson basically gave birth to flatpicking. He taught himself how to play guitar and one day he just played it a certain way. From then on it was known as flatpicking.

Docs death...

Doc Watson died after a long struggle with colon problems.