BirthdayFebruary 8, 1949

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Merle Watson

    Full name: Merle Watson
    Also known as: Merle Watson, Eddy Merle Watson, Watson, Eddy Merle
    Professions: North Carolina bluegrass and folk musician

  2. Merle Watson Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 23rd of October, 1985 (Age: 36)

  3. Merle Watson Biography

    Eddy Merle Watson (February 8, 1949 - October 10, 1985) was an American guitarist and folk singer. He was best known for his performances with his father, Doc Watson. Merle played and recorded albums together with his father from age 15 until his death in a tractor accident 20 years later. Merle was widely recognized as one of the best flat-picking and slide guitarists of his generation. MerleFest, one of the world's largest and most-prestigious folk music festivals, is held annually in Wilkesboro, NC and is named in his honor.Merle and his father released a version of "Bottle of Wine" that reached #71 on the U.S. country chart.

  4. Merle Watson Family

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