Doc at 100

November 1, 2023 at 7pm

Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech,  Blacksburg VA

DOC AT 100 is a concert program celebrating the life and legacy of Doc Watson by artists who performed with Doc, who were profoundly influenced by his music, and who called him a friend. This includes T. Michael Coleman and Jack Lawrence, who performed, recorded, and toured with Doc longer than any other musicians he worked with. Joining T. Michael and Jack are fellow guitarists Wayne Henderson and Jack Hinshelwood, who were both heavily impacted by Doc’s music through his many recordings and performances, and Wayne counted Doc as a close friend, especially in Doc’s later years when he enjoyed visiting Wayne in his guitar making shop in Rugby, Virginia.  

Ted Olson, Professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, is the author of “Doc’s World: Traditional Plus,” the book that accompanies the 4 CD compilation of recordings from Doc’s career released in 2022 by Craft Records called “Doc Watson, Life’s Work: A Retrospective.” DOC AT 100 begins with a pre-concert talk led by host Ted Olson on the legacy of Doc Watson followed by stories shared by the artists who knew Doc as a friend and fellow performer. Audience members will also be encouraged to share their stories of Doc and the impact he had on them.

Tickets GA $25 in advance, $30 at the door.  Children 12 and under $10. RU and VT students $15    All proceeds benefit the Montgomery Museum.

Buy Tickets! …or call the Moss Arts Center box office at (540) 231-5300.

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The Montgomery Museum of Art & History and Virginia Tech’s Appalachian Studies program of the Department of Religion and Culture are partnering to present a humanities talk that will take place on November 1 at 2:00 PM at the Moss Arts Center “CUBE” and will be hosted by Ted Olson, Jack Hinshelwood, T. Michael Coleman, and Patrick Salmons, Adjunct Professor of Virginia Tech. Any interested Virginia Tech students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in the discussion about Doc Watson and his cultural influence on Appalachia and may click here to register.