The world of American folk music was immeasurably enriched by the discovery of North Carolina's Doc Watson in 1960. He arrived in time to play an active role in the then booming folk revival, where he showed a generation of guitarists how to play traditional music with fresh drive and imagination. After Doc, the old 'strum-and-sing' method no longer sufficed. This collection of rarely seen video performances illustrates the power and range of Doc's talents and the evolution of his performance style. His music ranges from flatpicking guitar instrumentals, a harmonica solo, a capella gospel singing, frailing banjo to fingerstyle guitar and warm vocals. The tapestry of sounds Doc wove during his first two decades performing outside North Carolina - the Big Picture - unfolds in these enduringly and inspiring performances.
Tracklisting: - Deep River Blues - Nine Pound Hammer - Daniel Prayed - St. James Hospital - Shady Grove - Black Mountain Rag - Stack O' Lee Blues - Tom Dooley - Southbound - Way Downtown, - Lonesome Road - Nancy Roland - Salt Creek - O Wish i Was a Mole in the Ground - Sweet Georgia Brown, Peach Pickin - Time Down in Georgia - Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Raincrow Bill - Tennessee Stud - Big Sandy-bill Cheatham, - A Roving On a Winters Night - Black Mountain Rag