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Watson becomes subject of 4-CD set

Friday, February 8, 2013 – Doc Watson will be the subject of a four-CD set, "Milestones: Legends of the Doc Watson Clan" on April 30, documenting various aspects of the bluegrass legend's through home recordings.

"I'm so happy that my project is finally seeing the light of day," said Nancy Watson, Doc's daughter. " I'm looking forward to inviting everyone to be part of the family for a bit."

Created, conceived and compiled by her and produced by Roy Andrade, a member of the Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Studies faculty at East Tennessee State University, the set boasts 94 unreleased songs and stories by Watson and other family members - plus collages of more than 500 Watson family photos.

"This set is a broad and personal offering from within the Watson family itself and is presented with such care," Andrade said. "It is both eclectic and traditional, and presents Doc Watson as he has never been heard before, but also features other members of the Watson Family. It is a pleasure to help Nancy see this through."

The collection is not a repackaging of earlier releases. These are home recordings spanning from 1954 - 2007. It is music and commentary, most of it recorded for personal entertainment, that was previously unavailable outside the Watson family.

The set include:

Doc, his brother Arnold and their mother Annie: "When I See Jesus" (1964).

Annie Watson: "The Churning Song" (1969)

Doc's one-man band versions of "Boil Them Cabbage Down" and "Nine Pound Hammer" (1964)

Doc and wife Rosa Lee: "I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again" (1967)

Doc and Nancy: "Let The Rest Of The World Go By" (2006)

Doc: "The Twelfth Of Never" (1974)

Doc on electric guitars and bass: "Stardust" (1955)

Doc, Rosa Lee and son Merle recall how "Merle Learns Guitar" (1984)

Doc and Merle: "Spanish Fandango" (1964)

Gaither Carlton - "Keep Your Lamps A-Burning" (1969)

Doc Watson - "Carolina Cabin" a Watson original (2006)

Doc Watson - "Twilight On The Trail" (1954)

The album is jointly annotated by Andrade, who, in addition to his academic achievements was a founding member of Reeltime Travelers, and musician and scholar Jody Stecher.

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