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Michael Doc Watson

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About Michael Doc Watson

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  • Birthday 03/02/1905

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  • My DSO Shows
    First time live was summer of '69...Piedmont Park, Atlanta
    A day or so after the big festival, GD suddenly arranged a free gathering in the park... Spirt, Dalanty and Bobby and some Friends, Chicago Transit Authority, and then a couple long Dead sets...first time I saw PigPen standing there a few feet in front of us...allsome sight
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    A June 1, 2003 Canceled, Riverbend Chattanooga
    Rain & Storm

    1 Nov 15 2003 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    2 Jan 29 2004 Visulite Charlotte
    with Tom Constanten
    3 Jan 30 2004 Lincoln Theater Raleigh
    4 Jan 31, 2004 Lincoln Theater Raleigh
    ChuchV and I froze walking back to . the hotel in the Cold Wind.
    5 Feb 2 2004 Banana Joe's Columbia SC
    show dedicated to Chubby (10/21/51-2/1/04)

    6 June 1, 2004 Riverbend Chattanooga

    7 July 2 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    8 July 3 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    9 July 4 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges

    10 Oct 31 2004 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    11 Jan 31, 2005 Mercy Lounge Nashville
    with Donna Jean
    (and a little of Byron House)

    12 April 7 2005 Neighbor Hood Theater Charlotte
    13 April 8 2005 Orange Peal Ashville
    14 April 9 2005 Orange Peal Ashville
    15 April 13 2005 Georgia Theater Athens
    16 April 15 2005 Wanee Festival Florida
    17 April 16 2005 Wanee Festival Florida

    18 April, 29 2005 Kinetic Playground Chicago
    Scott's memorial wake

    19 August 17, 2005 park Springfield Ohio
    20 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    21 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    22 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges

    23 September 22,2005 Mercy Lounge Nashville

    24 December 17, 2005 Mr Small's Pittsburgh
    25 December 18, 2005 Odeon Theater Cleveland
    surprise dinner for DSO
    with Teacher Matt et al

    26 February 17, 2005 Variety Playhouse Atlanta
    27 February 18, 2006 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    28 July 13 2006 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    B live on line Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    29 September 7, 2007 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    30 Mar 1 2008 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    "Three Outside in Ohio"
    31 July 14, 2008 Kent Stage Kent, Ohio
    32 July 16, 2008 Vetrans Park Springfield
    33 July 17, 2008 Headwaters Park Ft Wayne, Ind
    35 July 18, 2008 Annie's Cincinnitti . under a full moon

    36 late Aug 2008 GrateFul Fest
    37 Sat GrateFul Fest
    38 Sun GrateFul Fest

    39 Nov 15 2008 Albany NY, Palace Theater
    with brother Cary

    Cosmic New Year's Run
    40 Dec 28 2008 Richmond, VA
    "The National" another beautiful theather
    41 Dec 29 Norfolk
    42 Dec 30 Montclair NJ
    "Wellmont Theather" also a beautiful restored thether
    43 New Year's Eve Baltimore, Ram's Head
    doing the 12/31/78 "Closing of Winterland"

    44 Feb 6, 2009 Varity Playhouse Little Five Points
    45 Feb 7, 2009 Varity Playhouse Atlanta

    46-48 2009 Grateful Fest 2009

    49 July 15, 2009 Springfield in the middle of Tim's run through several factory tours of baseball and golf club companies

    50,51, 52 Oct 2009 Filmore San Francisco

    F1 Feb 8 2010 Furthur Atlanta

    53, 54 Feb 2010 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta

    T1 Terripin Nation
    55,56,57 Grateful Fest 2010

    Then too much work down on the Johnson Farm and abit of illness caused a long six mounts without a show.

    58 Feb 4, 2011 Variety Playhouse
    A five hour show from 10/27/80 Radio City starting with an acoustic set.

    59 Feb 18, 2015 home base Variety Playhouse again. It's good to be back here after some deep dark illness.

    60,61,62 Memorial Day weekend Jublilee, Please, don't drink the firewater again.

    JK1 July 24, 2015 A day after Jamie passed. I had to get away. Golden Gate Wingmen at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC same location as where I first met John K. several years before

    63 & 64 Aug 7-8 2015 Black Mountain with many friends.

    JK2 fall 2016 Variety Playhouse
    JK3 winter '16 Smity's Old Time Tavern with a special friend

    65 5/27/16 Jubilee DSO with Marvin Seals
    66 5/27/16 Jubilee night set
    67 5/28/16 opening with "White Rabbit" Jack Casady & Jorma
    68 5/28/16 3 sets from "Sunshine Daydream"

    69 8/2/16 Charlotte with friends and Stella, Chris's dog

    70 8/5/16 Black Mountain a June '69 show
    71 8/6/16 Black Mountain with many friends
    at "Dreams End" beautiful house,
    two large family dinners and no sleep

    JK4 Atlanta, Red Light Cafe, Dec
    JK 5 Chatanogga, next night

    JK 6 Charlottesville VA April 4, 2017

    72 -75 DSO North Carolina Run, Asheville, Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte

    JK 7 John at the Red Light Cafe again late April 2017 . Love this little spot just near my old play ground, Piedmont Park

    76 Atlanta, Sweetwater 420 Festival in the rain

    77,78,79 Jubilee

    Dead and Company Saratoga Springs NY June 20, 2017 My older brother, Cary, has invited me to the show.

    80 Springfield in the park, once again our favorite place
    81 Indianapolis, our friends twisted my arm to stay over as Pat's house and dance at this beautiful venue, "The Egyptian Room" I danced so much that I literally "busted a gut" and opened a hernia at the spot weakened by the surgery in Dec '13.

    82 & 83 Black Mountain shows August '18-19, 2017...another favorite spot. Bess and Tim joined me on the road they don't go to the shows.

    84 The 20 Year Anniversary show, Nov 112017 Albany NY with brother, Cary. I took the train from Georgia to get there.

    Dead and Company, Dec '17, Atlanta

    DSO does Jerry Garcia Band run thru the South, April 6-14, 2018
    85 Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta
    86 second rainy night in Atlanta
    87 beautiful day outside at the Avondale Brewery in Birmingham
    88 Orange Peel in Asheville
    89 The Charleston Music Hall
    90 The Fillmore in Charlotte
    then dropped off tour to see Fleetwood Mac tribute band "Rumors" at Gem Theatre

    91 Jubilee May 25, 2018 DSO did GD set from Legend Valley 25 years earlier
    92 Jubilee May 26, 2018 DSO with Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen
    93 Jubilee May 27, 2018 JGB with Melvin Seals , Sans Rob Barraco & Rob Eaton.
    94 Jubilee May 27, 2018 DSO

    95 Bear Mountain North Carolina Aug 17, 2018
    96 second show at this fine Pisgah Brewery Aug 18, 2018

    JK8 John K solo electric/acoustic at Red Light Cafe, Atlanta with special friends of mine, John gave me his newest CD. Feb 26, 2019

    upcoming 96,97,98 Jubilee late May 2019
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    Sugar Valley, Ga

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  1. Chuck I think we caught TC in Charlotte Jan 2004 at Visulite
  2. Zion Godchaux has played at several DSO events as "BoomBox". I just saw that he is booked at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta and thought to give a heads up about his show....Here's the description copied from a Variety email A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock, and a whole lot of soul blast through BoomBox. Since first emerging in 2004, founder, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux has been quietly seasoning this simmering recipe to perfection.Do not miss this when it rolls into the Variety next Friday, April 26!
  3. Tea took them down with his calm talk and promise to be quite. Are you sure the short one was a lady?
  4. Happy Birthday, Doc! You teach through your open heart how to stay forever young. I am blessed to see you. Love always- PG

  5. Joseph was exceptional in seeing ALL the shows. One year he was bragging that he saw more shows than the two drummers. ( Both Dino and Rob had been out a couple days for special reasons). But what I really don’t understand is how for three years in a row he managed to get the only parking spot directly in front of Variety Playhouse. And it wasn’t that he just got there early. “Sometimes you need to accept you're old and in the way.“ Sometimes I might be in the way but I'm not accepting that I'm old. Peace and Love, Doc
  6. I was asked to not tell but I can’t keep a secret…. Congratulations go out to a fine couple we know… Expect an official announcement in a few days… They Love Each Other
  7. Just one month until the spring tour starts in Florida.
  8. Michael Doc Watson

    SF #2

    Make the best of that time, Rob. Family can be the most important aspect of our time. The life on the road was just too hard on many rock stars. Peace and Love, Doc
  9. In my third grade we had a Burl Ives 78 record with this favorite song.
  10. A few years ago I had been in seriously deep dark depression. I was essentially a walking dead. The various chemistry the several doctors gave me did nothing. Then one day this song came on the radio…I had not heard it since my hippy days many years ago when we would sing it around camp fires, festivals and occasional church meeting. Hearing this song broke me out of my depression illness. I came alive again. Peace and Love, Doc
  11. Arlo was in Atlanta about a week ago. It was a very good show with his daughter, Sarah, and son Abe in the band. I've been fortunate to hear Arlo many times over the years and frequently play his CDs in the car. The last couple years his shows often start with "The Motorcycle Song" as a video cartoon played on a big screen before the band comes out for the last chorus.
  12. When I was young, my Mother would play classical symphonies on little 45rpm records that had to cycle every few minutes. I think it was Tchaikovsky and Rimlmski-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. My Father would play the Phil Harris version of “Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette”, a talking blues style song written by Merle Travis and Tex Williams. In 1947 the original was number one on the country charts for 16 weeks. Latter, it was covered by many artists. The tune still sticks in my head…. “Now I'm a fellow with a heart of gold With the ways of a gentleman I've been told A kind of a fellow that wouldn't even harm a flea But if me and a certain character met That guy that invented the cigarette I'd murder that son of a gun in the first degree That ain't that I don't smoke myself And I don't reckon they'll injure your health I've smoked 'em all my life and I ain't dead yet But nicotine slaves are all the same At a pheasant party or a poker game Everything's gotta stop when they have that cigarette Smoke smoke smoke that cigarette Puff puff puff And if you smoke yourself to death Tell St Peter at the Golden Gate That you hate to make him wait But you just gotta have another cigarette…” It goes on for a few more verses with interesting stories of poker games and smooching with a girl on Lover’s Lane….all interrupted by needing to smoke that cigarette. Peace and Love, Doc
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