The photos above are from the Doc's Guitar website. Special thanks to the Blue Plum Festival organizers (particularly Kim, Ellen, and Christine) for bringing Doc's show in to headline the 2008 event. Also the City of Johnson City's efforts to host Doc Watson Day in honor of the legendary performer from neighboring Deep Gap, North Carolina will be long remembered.
By now you are asking, "Why is this Doc Watson Tribute page placed in the Cy Crumley ET&WNC Railroad album?" Doc Watson's father, General Watson, worked on the track crew that laid the ET&WNC track from Shulls Mill to Boone (completed in 1919). General Watson also worked on the Norfolk & Western line from White Top, Virginia (present Virginia Creeper Trail) to West Jefferson, North Carolina. Many of Doc's finest musical collections featured train songs. Check out the cd, Riding the Midnight Train, for some of his best work including the song Greenville Trestle High.