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Guitar Legend Doc Watson has Died

Doc WatsonArthel Lane "Doc" Watson, 89, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Affectionately known as Doc Watson, the guitar legend, songwriter, singer and artist performed bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk and country music. He was highly regarded in the bluegrass music community for his guitar style and innovation.

Dust-to-Digital Offers a Wonderful Mother's Day Tribute Collection

Never a Pal Like MotherOne of our favorite labels, Dust-to-Digital, salutes all the mothers with an exquisitely-designed 96-page hardback book featuring 65 antique photographs from such noted collectors as Sarah Bryan and Jim Linderman. Included are two CDs containing 40 vintage recordings from 1927-1956 from such esteemed 78 collectors as Joe Bussard. Artists include the Louvin Brothers, Bob Wills, Wade Mainer, Maddox Brothers & Rose, the Carter Family, and more. Never a Pal Like Mother is a treasure tribute to mothers past, present and future. See complete track list below.

American Singer-Banjo Player Wade Mainer, 104, Passed Away

Wade MainerBluegrass music pioneer Wade Mainer passed away yesterday. He was 104 years old. Mainer's health took a sudden down turn about a week ago and he passed away Monday, September 12, 2011. He was probably best known for his work with the Sons of the Mountaineers which bridged the gap between old-time music and bluegrass. While his banjo technique was a two-finger style, rather than the Scruggs three-finger bluegrass rolls, his style was definitely an influence on Earl Scrugg's three finger technique.

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