By the time of this DVD's opening performance, Doc Watson had already been performing for urban audiences for more than 20 years. Doc's accompanists as well as his songs presented here are an eclectic group ranging from his 1950s musical partner, pianist Jack Williams, to his son Merle (seen playing exquisite slide guitar), to Ricky Skaggs (singing and playing mandolin in a Monroe Brothers style set) to a stellar stringband featuring Mark O'Connor, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, David Grisman and Jerry Douglas. This collection ends with a solo set from Doc which brings his music full circle.
Titles include: New River Train, Shady Grove, Going To Chicago, Blue Yodel No. 12, Sleep Baby Sleep, You Must Come In At The Door, Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea, Amazing Grace, Foggy Mountain Top, What Is A Home Without Love, Nine Pound Hammer, Riding On That Midnight Train, Fire Ball Mail, Shake Rattle & Roll, Make Me Pallet, In The Jailhouse Now, Going To Chicago and Life Gets Tee-jus, Don't It
Running Time: 60 minutes
Review: A great way to keep Doc before us. This is superb! It made me feel I was sitting right near the stage again, listening to Doc and all the other outstanding musicians on this collection - Merle, T. Michael, Jack Lawrence, Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman, Tony Rice, etc., etc. How can everyone of them play so well? But Doc is the center of inspiration, feeling, and musical virtuosity throughout. I do miss him terribly, but this DVD helps to ease the loss. - mountain gal/Amazon Customer Review
Review: If your a Doc fan then you cannot help but love these short concerts. I had the privelage of seeing Doc Watson 3 times in his life. The first when we were both young and the last when he was in his 80s. These films are priceless. - Jeff/Amazon Customer Review