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Folk musician Doc Watson has died at the age of 89. Watson was considered one of America's greatest musicians -- as good a singer as he was a guitarist. Blind from the age of one, Watson taught himself to play primarily by listening to the records in his father's collection and to the other musicians in his North Carolina mountain community. NPR's Neda Ulaby has an appreciation.

~ NPR May 30, 2012

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