Welcome back Tank Hood to Progression Brewing from his; albeit brief, hiatus! This will be a special engagement, as he celebrates the works of acclaimed musician Doc Watson.

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Doc Watson was born in Deep Gap, NC in 1923. He wasn’t “discovered” until he was roughly 40 years of age, but went on to become perhaps the most influential acoustic guitarist in the world of folk music. He introduced a flat-picking style that elevated the acoustic guitar from a rhythmically strummed background instrument to a leading role in bluegrass, country, folk, and rock music.
Doc Watson was the true voice of Appalachian music. After being discovered in 1960 by folklorist Ralph Rinzler, the blind guitarist graced thousands of American stages with his down-home wit, deep knowledge of traditional songs, and his blistering flatpicking guitar. Doc influenced a vast number of musicians, including Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Gillian Welch, Pete Seeger, Robert Plant, Bela Fleck, Ben Harper, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Michelle Shocked, Mike Seeger, Norman Blake, Tony Rice, Warren Haynes, and Billy Strings, among many others (including Tank Hood!). Tank figures nearly half of his standard repertoire has been lifted from Doc Watson recordings.
Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He received the National Medal of Arts from U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton in 1997, and three years later he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.


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