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"Portrait" of Doc Watson.

Arthel "Doc" Watson, one of America's premier acoustic folk guitarists. His flat-pick style of playing traditional folk and bluegrass has made his sound one of the most distinctive of any folk artist. His 24 albums have earned him four Grammys. In the folk music community, Watson is best known for his part in preserving the traditional ballads and melodies of southern Appalachia.

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Other segments from the episode on March 24, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 24, 1988: Interview with Arthel "Doc" Watson; Review of Joni Mitchell "Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm"; Interview with Paul Weston and Jo Stafford; Review of the film …

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