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Doc Watson

Music

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

Music

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