On Sunday, August 12, 2012, musician and storyteller David Holt will present a tribute to his long-time friend and mentor, Doc Watson. The event will be held at 3 pm at Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theatre, and will be a benefit for Shindig on the Green, a perennial favorite celebration of the musical and dance traditions of Western North Carolina.
Doc Watson left an amazing legacy of music and stories. Hailed as one the country’s greatest folk musicians, Doc has left an indelible mark on American music and culture. David Holt traveled and performed with Doc for the last 14 years. Doc became his mentor and “musical father.” In the tribute, Holt traces Watson’s life through stories, songs and historic photographs.
Judy McGuire of the Heritage Theater, Mountain City, TN, where David performed this tribute, says: “We know that Doc Watson is a national treasure and David’s warm loving tribute to him reminds us why! Full of humor and heart. Our audiences loved it.”
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online from the Diana Wortham Theatre website.