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Pickers and Grinners

Doc Watson, who was raised in the woods of North Carolina and lost his vision before his first birthday, grew up around music. While doing chores, his mother would often sing old-time ballads, and at night, when his father came home from the fields, the family would often read from the Bible and sing hymns. Today, Watson is considered one of the greatest flat-picking guitar players in the world, and his style has had a profound influence on traditional, folk and bluegrass music ever since he rose to national prominence in the early 1960s. Watson takes the stage Tuesday at the Bass Performance Hall (4th and Calhoun Streets in Fort Worth) with Tommy Emmanuel, an internationally acclaimed guitar player from Australia. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., with tickets ranging from $19.50 to $75. For more information visit
Tue., June 19, 7:30 p.m.


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