One of the original legends of bluegrass will pay a visit to campus tonight at 8.
Arthel "Doc" Watson is a six-time Grammy Award winner.
The man is 80 years old and still singing like he is in his 40s. Not bad for someone who lost his vision at the age of one.
Watson is accomplished both as a flat-picker and as a finger-style guitarist. Former President Clinton awarded Watson with the National Medal of the Arts in 1997.
"Doc Watson is a living legend in the world of acoustic music," explained Ron Laffitte. director of student activities. "We are lucky to have a performer on campus who is one of the most renowned and influential folk guitar artists in he world."
Watson will perform tonight at the Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students, $20 for faculty and staff and $25 for general admission.
Legendary Doc Watson to grace UT with bluegrass
Published: Fri Oct 24, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:31 p.m.