Legendary Â guitarist Doc Watson was presented with an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee on Saturday 1st May at MerleFest, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
The award was presented by Matt Glaser who is the artistic director of Berklee’s American Roots Music Program. Also on stage was and professor Stephen Webber. and Rusty Williams a Berklee trustee. The audience of some 20,000 people gave the legend a highly deserved standing ovation as the presentation was made on the Watson Stage in the Wilksbro University grounds .
You can read a review of the festival on Ted Lehmann’s blog.