The new posthumously released album from the late Memphis rock-soul cat Jim Dickinson has a fitting title: "I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone." You could say something similar about Doc Watson, the iconic folk legend from Deep Gap. Watson passed on last month at the age of 89, but his influence will live on for as long as people are applying picks to guitars. In his absence, what was supposed to be a Watson concert has been repurposed as a tribute memorial performance and symposium put on by his friends and peers. For some of their thoughts and remembrances (plus details about the event), see the story in Sunday's paper.
Doc Watson: Remember to celebrate
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.