Arriving February 9th is a new live album from Doc Watson, recorded 55 years earlier at Club 47 in Cambridge, MA. Doc Watson was an elite American artist, winning 7 Grammy awards and releasing over 30 albums during his nearly 60 years in music. Right after his performance at Club 47 in 1963, Watson when on to make his debut appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, performing alongside Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Mississippi John Hurt. It's great to be able to flashback to simpler times with a recording from this era. The sound is also great, as if you were at the club during the show.
This new live album features an energetic Doc Watson, just waiting to win the crowd over with his wit and his words. The new release, titled "Doc Watson, Live At Club 47" features 26 songs, many of them traditional covers that Watson makes his own. The show begins with a couple of classic tunes ("Wabash Cannonball" and "Little Darling Pal Of Mine") from The Carter Family as Watson likes to explain why he chose these tunes and what they mean to him. Watson has fun with "Old Dan Tucker" and "The Talking Blues," before showcasing some of his original tunes like "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" and "Deep River Blues." Fellow musicians John Herald and Ralph Rinzler join Doc on "Way Down Town" and "Somebody Touched Me," before John and Doc display their finger-picking skills on "Black Mountain Rag" and "Blackberry Rag." To find out more about the newly released "Doc Watson, Live At Club 47," please visit yeproc.com.