Doc Watson


Song Premiere: Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal Honor Doc Watson’s 100th Birthday with “I Am a Pilgrim”

Listen to the title track from the upcoming album celebrating the legendary North Carolina flatpicker, I Am a Pilgrim: Doc Watson at 100


Listen Now: Doc Watson’s First-Ever Recording

Hear the previously unreleased “The Precious Jewel,” from a new career-spanning box set of the legendary North Carolina musician


Hear Rare Recordings from Doc Watson

See previously unreleased archival photos, and listen to an exclusive preview of a new Smithsonian Folkways album that puts fans in the audience at one of the bluegrass pioneer’s early concerts

Arts & Culture

Photographer Jim McGuire on Doc Watson

A glimpse into a close and long-lasting friendship

In Memoriam

Remembering Doc Watson

A young musician’s day with one of the greatest there ever was