Sunday, October 25, 2009

A little Sunday afternoon flatpickin'

Doc Watson plays a guitar pretty good for a guy who's never seen one...

I've always loved the interesting anecdote that Doc developed his now legendary flatpicking style while playing a Les Paul (electric solid body guitar) while he was playing in a Rockabilly band in the 1950's. Additionally, I've heard that he actually didn't even own an acoustic guitar at that time.

I've always wondered what kind of reception a picker would get at the National Flatpicking Contest in Winfield Kansas if he were to show up to compete with a Les Paul in hand!

Well, according to the rules, he could play it, he just couldn't plug it in.

Doc Watson ~ Black Mountain Rag

Thanks to UncleSkidder.

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