Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
YouTube Videos
Video Title:
Doc Watson - "Deep River Blues" (Doc's Guitar: Fingerpicking & Flatpicking DVD)
Watch Doc Watson teach and play "Deep River Blues." This video is from the instructional DVD "Doc's Guitar: Fingerpicking & Flatpicking" produced by Smithsonian Folkways and Homespun Video. Learn more: Doc Watson has been astonishing and delighting audiences for more than forty years, playing his flat top guitar with technical virtuosity and impeccable tone and timing. This DVD captures Doc in a special guitar workshop, teaching the most requested fingerpicking and flatpicking songs and instrumentals in his vast repertoire. Accompanied by some legendary musical friends, Doc provides an intimate look at the guitar technique, musical philosophy and fine musicianship for which he is known and loved throughout the world. Learning guitarists will see and hear Doc's guitar playing slowed-down in close-up detail, with split-screen images to help you easily watch both his hands. With his characteristic good humor, his clear explanations and dazzling demonstrations, he'll soon have you playing his definitive arrangements of "Deep River Blues", "Bluebell", "Southbound", "Black Mountain Rag", "Georgie", "Way Downtown", "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down", "Blue Railroad Train", "Windy and Warm", "Beaumont Rag", "East Tennessee Rag", and "The Cuckoo." Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
6 min 15 sec
YouTube Keywords:
music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel: