Doc's Guitar is dedicated to the guitar and music of Doc Watson. A master at both flatpicking and fingerstyle guitar, Doc's skills are legendary.
Doc Watson had a profound influence in traditional, folk and bluegrass music ever since coming to national attention in the early 1960's. His recordings and performances have inspired generations of aspiring guitarists to explore the mysteries of his phenomenal playing.
Here at Doc's Guitar you will find biographical information about Doc, along with a listing of the honors and awards he has received. We also feature a complete discography of Doc's recordings, as well as a listing of instruction books & videos and performance videos.
You'll also find our song search page that allows you to look up a tune and see a where you and find that tune in Doc's recordings, instruction books and videos. If you're interested in free tablature of tunes performed by Doc Watson, be sure to visit our free tab page.
Our site has been updated since Doc passed away in 2012. This includes our Memory Book page, where you can share your thoughts, feelings and memories about Doc.
So sit a spell, have a look around and enjoy yourself!
Richard Watson, RIP
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Richard Watson, Doc's grandson and Merle's son, on June 1, 2015 at age 48. He performed with Doc from 1991 until Doc’s death in 2012. Read article in Watauga Democrat.
Instant Videos Now Available
Digital Video Catalog
You can now purchase instant downloads of Doc's instruction and performance videos from our new Digital Video Catalog!
New Instruction Book
Play Like a Legend: Doc Watson
A great new book/CD from Joe Carr and Mel Bay.
The Guitar Artistry of Doc Watson
This DVD is a compilation of the best of Doc's performances over the years.
New Anthology CD
The Definitive Doc Watson
This 2-CD set is an anthology celebrating Doc's best work.
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