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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Doc Watson Family Milestones

Recently, Mark King contacted me and wrote about a project that Doc Watson's daughter Nancy is currently starting. It is a 4-CD box with lots of unreleased material, a great amount of unreleased home recordings and photos. The variety of the cuts ranges from Watson's earliest known recordings of the 1950s (with pianist Jack Williams) up to recordings not only of Watson but also of other family members. This is a prestigious and great project and Nancy Watson should get all the help she needs for this box set. Here's the official description:
Nancy Watson, Doc Watson's only daughter, would like to tell you a story. It is a story made up of songs, family history, narrative and photographs over a decade in the making. It is called Doc Watson Family Milestones.
Doc Watson Family Milestones is a collection that was created entirely from within the family, with input from Doc himself. It quite literally began with scissors and construction paper, string and glue, recently found reel-to-reel tapes, and stacks of family photo albums.
With your help, this multi-disc collection will be released April 2013 and the music and traditions of the Watson family will continue to inspire. Along with Nancy's handmade photo collages and personal musical discoveries, the four-CD, special-edition box set will include mastered audio by GRAMMY Award winning engineer Bill Wolf.

Here's the link, check it out.

1 comment:

Barefoot Noah said...

Thanks for posting! They're only 3 days away and they still have over $13,000 to raise!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1207511959/doc-watson-family-milestones?ref=live