Doc Watson Philadelphia Folk Festival circa 1970

Join the Archives department in celebrating the life of Doc Watson with this rare interview and performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. 

In the early 1970s, Folksong Festival host and iconic folk troubadour Oscar Brand brought a microphone to the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Fortunately for us, he caught up with Doc Watson and in this audio excerpt, we hear Watson briefly talk about his performance style and the best way to engage an audience. Along with the interview, we also hear Watson perform "Brown Ferry Blues," "Life Gets Tedious" and "Movin' On."

This is an audio excerpt from a August 14, 1983, episode of Oscar Brand's Folksong Festival.