Remembering Doc Watson

Copyright 2013 – Double Time Music, Inc


Doc was our friend long before he had ever heard of us. We felt close to him. Luckily for us all, he recorded a vast repertoire that enabled him to touch the hearts of millions and fill them with a longing for a better world. His infectious enthusiasm yet humble approach to his art made us want to travel the world as musicians.

We had always hoped that one day we would get the chance to meet Doc and be able to thank him. The invitation to play at MerleFest in 1997 gave us that opportunity and, in the years to follow, our friendship with Doc grew. He invited us many times to their home where we would play some of the old songs for Rosa Lee that she so loved. Sometimes, he would go down to the basement and bring up Merle’s old banjo for Jens to play “Frosty Morn” or “The Cuckoo.” What an incredible feeling it was when Doc and Charles Welch would show up at some of our local shows and Doc would sit in with us for a few numbers. We were extremely honored when Doc asked us to take part in the recording of the 15th Anniversary DVD of MerleFest from which the track Shady Grove on this CD was taken.


1. Singing My Troubles Away
2. Little Sadie
3. Corrina, Corrina
4. Trouble In Mind
5. Tom Dooley
6. Pallet on Your Floor
7. Streamlined Cannonball
8. Windy and Warm
9. Freight Train
10. John Henry
11. What Does the Deep Sea Say
12. Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
13. I Still Miss Someone
14. Shady Grove