The Foundation for Bluegrass Music Announces Grants to Honor Doc Watson & Doug Dillard • The Mast Farm Inn is honored to support The Foundation for Bluegrass Music.
From the day Doc Watson stepped off the bus in New York City, the North Carolina music legend changed the world forever. His influence has been recognized by presidents and by the heroes of modern music. This is the first comprehensive biography of Doc Watson, With never before released details about the American guitar icon’s life.
An excellent Documentary produced in 1976 by folk researcher A.L. Lloyd. “3 days with Doc Watson” was originally shown on the BBC “Omnibus” series.
Doc Watson was inspired by the High Country, you’ll find that this mountain folk music will capture your heart as well.
Jack Lawrence is heralded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the country. Referred to as an ”acoustic powerhouse,” his musicianship on the flat top guitar has mesmerized audiences for decades. Jack is highly regarded in his most prominent role as partner to Doc Watson.
A life-sized bronze statue of music icon Doc Watson, a native of Deep Gap, North Carolina, was installed and unveiled on Friday, June 24th, 2011 in Boone, North Carolina. The statue is the brainchild of John Cooper of The Mast General Store, and a project of the Downtown Boone Development Association. The bronze sculpture is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of King and Depot streets. The statue was created by noted sculptor Alex Hallmark
Musician, Storyteller, Photographer, Cultural Explorer & Trail Guide David Holt is helping America know the place, and in so doing is well on his way to becoming a legend, every bit as profound and valuable to American History & Culture as his unique group of cherished mentors.
It all began with a gardener who wanted to raise funds for the campus gardens of a rural North Carolina community college and a group of musicians who wanted to memorialize a fallen friend and his musician father.
MusicFest n’ Sugar Grove has become a favorite of bluegrass, old-time, blues and Americana music lovers. Featured artist Doc Watson calls this music Tradition plus.