We lost one of the best yesterday.
Over the years I've had the privilege of hearing Doc Watson play live many times- with his son Merle, & after Merle's passing with a very fine side man from Monroe NC, Jack Lawrence. The last time was in the small performance room at the back of McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica CA. That evening my daughter clapped so hard a large ring she was wearing broke in half & went loudly skidding across the wood floor to everyone's amusement, including Doc & Jack's. Jack explained to Doc what the noise was & he leaned out over the tiny stage to tell her, "It certainly is nice to be that appreciated, young lady."
Doc Watson was not only a virtuoso guitar, banjo, & mandolin picker, but had a stage manner so relaxed & genuine you felt you were sitting on a back porch somewhere listening to him play:
Black Mountain Rag (with Jack Lawrence)
Southbound (with Merle Watson)