One of the most well known, influential, and undoubtably most loved American musical legends has been reported in critical condition in Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
From philly.com: Full article
The 89 year old guitarist had colon surgery last week, and also suffered a fall recently, according to his daughter, Nancy. The web site Bluegrass Today reports that Watson remains in the hospital’s ICU unit and that his family has been called to his side.
Doc Watson is a staple on the WPSU Folk Show, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing even more from this musical giant this weekend as we hold him in our thoughts.
And during Morning Edition the rest of this week, I’ll be using Doc’s music as often as I can during breaks.