Doc Watson, the legendary guitarist and blues singer, is in a critical condition in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a blockage in his colon.

This video shows Doc Watson, real name Arthel Watson, performing Deep River Blues. His guitar playing and vocals make an enthralling combination, so much so it’s hard not to want to listen to more.

Watson is the master of the flatpicking style of guitar playing and performs a huge repertoire of American classics. He’s been blind almost all of his life but hasn’t let that hold him back.

Watson is currently in the news after being hospitalized. He had surgery last week before developing complications that are keeping him in intensive care. He’s 89-years-old.

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