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Doc Watson was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk,
country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as
a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's flatpicking skills and
knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. Watson taught
himself to play fiddle tunes on his Les Paul electric guitar. He later transferred
the technique to acoustic guitar, and playing fiddle tunes became part of his
signature sound.

Deacon Dan Crary helped re-establish flatpicked guitar as a prominent soloing
bluegrass instrument. Crary is an innovator of the flatpicking style of guitar
playing. He is also a Speech communications Professor at California State
University, Fullerton. Crary categorizes himself as a "Solo flatpicker" and has
recorded several projects that feature him along with guests, usually other
innovators of the guitar in all styles.

Norman Blake is an American instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter.He is
considered one of the leading figures in the bluegrass revival of the 1970s

Sam Bush is an American bluegrass mandolin player considered an originator of
the Newgrass style.

Directed by Terry Allen Williams, Produced by Thomas Lofstrom
This series features progressive bluegrass and country music performed at the
Telluride Festivals
.