Album: The Bottom Line Archive
Release date: Oct. 30, 2015
While the legendary Doc Watson passed away in 2012, a brand new previously unreleased live performance double CD is seeing its release on October 30. Watson's performances at the fabled NYC venue of The Bottom Line from March 28 & August 31, 2002 have been remastered and will finally be heard from fans of Watson.
For those unfamiliar with Watson's work, he was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are considered some of the best ever in the music industry.
The Bottom Line Archive contains over 1000 shows recorded during the club's 30-year run, from 1974-2004. These historic recordings capture a rare glimpse at the richness of New York's and the world's musical culture. It is the fledgling label's intention to make as many of these incredibly diverse performances available as possible, provided that the rights are available and the sound and performance meet quality standards. They have mastered these recordings for the highest sound quality possible at New York's famed Magic Shop, which specializes in restoration and sonic upgrades of historic material.
Although no press and no potential/prospective release dates have been given, other country performances at The Bottom Line that could possibly see the light of day in release include The Charlie Daniels Band (1974), Tanya Tucker (1974), Waylon Jennings (1974), Emmylou Harris (1975), JD Souther (1976), Don Williams (1977), Dolly Parton (1977), Johnny Paycheck (1978), Chet Atkins (1978), and many many more.