One of bluegrass's best guitar-pickin' artists is gone; he was 89. The Brick and I have spent many a Saturday morning with Doc, listening to him play. Not only was he a great musician...but he had been blind from the age of one, due to an eye infection. For many years, he played bluegrass with his son Merle -- but Merle died in 1985 after a tractor accident on the family farm. Doc said at the time that he didn't lose his son; he lost his best friend.
Now they're together. But oh, how we will miss them both.