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Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard: “Watson’s Blues”

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Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a tune that Bill Monroe wrote and named after one of his favorite guitarists, Doc Watson.

by Dan Gabel
February 13, 2020
 


Joe K. Walsh was in the Peghead Nation studio a bit ago, recording lessons for his Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites course. During the shoot, Joe and Peghead Nation co-founder and guitar instructor Scott Nygaard played a great version of the Bill Monroe tune, “Watson’s Blues,” which Joe teaches in his course. As Bill Monroe tells the story, he came up with the tune during a tour that he and Doc Watson were on, and Doc contributed the signature guitar lick that occurs throughout the tune. 

Learn mandolin with Joe in The Advancing Mandolinist and in Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites.

Study guitar with Scott Nygaard in his courses Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar, Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar, Flatpicking Guitar, and Weekly Guitar Workout.


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