DOC AND MERLE 1986
THE ONLY FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY ON THE LEGENDARY FATHER/SON MUSICIANS
This film was co-produced by Kevin Balling and Joe Murphy. We shared all positions of Producer, Director, Camera, Editor, Researcher. Joe and I filmed legendary musicians Doc and Merle Watson over the course of two years, from 1983-85. It was my first film. "Doc and Merle" offers an intimate glimpse into the father and son's lives and music.
"Watching this video makes you feel like you're Doc Watson's neighbor just down the holler, his longtime friend. The music is simply wonderful, but the best thing is the intimacy, the closeups, both physically and emotionally." Winston-Salem Journal
"It is nice to see such a work of value on the market, and it is simply a must have for any fan of Doc Watson and the style of music he brought out of western North Carolina to the rest of the world". Bluegrassmusic.com