Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Amazing Grace" Performed by Doc Watson & Chris Thile

Garrison Keillor reminds us that today is John Newton's birthday — Amazing Grace.

I was blind but now I see; rest in peace, Doc.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Second time today I heard a song with a dulcimer or dulcimer-esque instrument in it. I love that sound, and today, for some odd reason, its sound has been singularly moving.

Great stuff. Thanks for posting! Here's a NYC pub called "Doc Watson's" -


And here's that other dulcimer-esque themed song: a remake of "The Boxer", with Jerry Douglas on the dobro with Mumford and Sons:


Oh, and speaking of NYC pubs . . . when are you coming to town?

July 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Rest in peace, Doc Watson, one of the greatest evangelists for American roots music in the last 60 years. What a voice, what skill at flat-picking, what an ability to transmit the heritage of the mountains to an audience far broader than the Scots-Irish folk he came from in Deep Gap, North Carolina.

July 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM  

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