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Doc Watson "Rare Performances"1963-1981 VEST13023 $23.98

This collection of rarely seen video performances illustrates the power and range of Doc's talents and the evolution of his performance style. His music ranges from flatpicking guitar instrumentals, a harmonica solo, a cappella gospel singing, frailing banjo to fingerstyle guitar and warm vocals. The tapestry of sounds Doc wove during his first two decades performing outside North Carolina -- the Big Picture -- unfolds in these enduringly and inspiring performances.

Doc Watson & David Grisman in Concert VEST13082DVD $24.98

In the early 1960s, Doc Watson, a seasoned performer, called David Grisman, then a talented teenager, up on stage to play and they've been friends ever since. This meeting finds them both as master musicians at the top of their craft, blending the traditions of bluegrass, country blues, jazz and folk music into their own unique language.They are joined by Watson's frequent accompanist Jack Lawrence and this video features generous helpings of everything one might expect when musicians of this caliber get together to perform. The repertoire will not be unfamiliar to folks who have listened to Doc Watson for a while; it includes "Shady Grove," "Deep River Blues," and a stunning version of "Soldier's Joy."

Tony Rice The Video Collection VEST13058DVD $24.98

This video presents Tony in three different settings recorded at the 1992 Merle Watson Festival playing a wide variety of music all stamped with his personal approach and sound. Tony recently remarked in a Country Guitar interview, "Others have said about me from time to time that I have a unique tone and balance on the instrument. I just kind of play it the way I hear it." And play it he does on this exciting one hour video collection.

Legends of Flatpicking Guitar VEST13005DVD $23.98

In this 90 minute video Doc Watson appears in a half dozen performances, ably supported by the late Merle Watson in one segment and by Jack Lawrence in the others. Norman Blake & the Rising Fawn String Ensemble play both Celtic roots and country branches with equal conviction, while Dan Crary, the eclectic Californian of this crowd, makes even the 'squarest' tune (Turkey in the Straw) an adventurous new experience. Tony Rice appears in a variety of settings, ranging from an evocation of the old-time country 'brother duo' (Ricky Skaggs plays mandolin and sings high harmony) to a kicking contemporary bluegrass ensemble (Tony Rice Unit) to a cooking all-star jam on the 'new acoustic' fringe (jamming with Tony are Sam Bush, mandolin, Mark O'Connor, fiddle, Bela Fleck, banjo, and Jerry Douglas, dobro)

Doc's Guitar Jam VEST13055DVD 24.98
Recorded at the 1992 Merle Watson Festival in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, this incredible jam session brings together five masters of flatpicking guitar -- Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Dan Crary, Jack Lawrence and Steve Kaufman. Together they harmonize, improvise and burn the strings on a set of fiddle tunes, country classics and hot guitar instrumentals. Two bonus tracks are also included of Doc playing with his friends David Grisman, Mark O'Connor, Tim O'Brien, Roland White, Jerry Douglas, T. Michael Coleman and others. All in all, an amazing 60 minutes of great picking.
Rice, Grier & Smith Live FGM1008DVD $29.95
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine presents three of today's top flatpicking guitarists performing together in a live concert setting. David Grier, three-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year and one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's "Artists of the Decade" performs with two-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year, Kenny Smith, and long-time Tony Rice Unit member Wyatt Rice. These three masters of the acoustic guitar perform as a trio, in different duo configurations, solo, and with vocalist Amanda Smith. Guitar players will especially appreciate the abundance of left and right hand close-ups prevalent throughout this concert.
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