A guitar duo from the south of France recently contacted us about a Doc Watson tribute project they have launched. Their project demonstrates the worldwide and lasting legacy of Doc's music, and we wanted to share it with our readers.
Mathis Haug and Benoit Nogaret both discovered Doc Watson at an early age. Their shared love of his music brought them together to record 6 studio tracks in early spring 2021. This resulted in the publication of an EP album entitled Here's To You Mr. Watson. The project contains six songs (see sidebar). All were recorded face-to-face, live in a recording studio.
You can watch Mathis and Benoit perform on the following videos:
Digital release on April 9, 2021 on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, etc…
1- The Cuckoo Bird ( trad ) +
2- Roll On Buddy ( trad ) *
3- Worried blues ( trad ) +
4- Rock, salt and nails ( Utah Philipps )
5- Liza Jane ( trad )
6- Little Sadie ( trad )
Mathis Haug: guitar & vocals
Benoit Nogaret: Guitar & bass on *
Christian Séguret: fiddle & mandolin on +