As an infant growing up in Watauga County, Arthel Lane Watson lost his sight. As a teenager, he picked up a guitar and created a sound. Now, that sound and that guitar and that blind man are forever linked in one name that will live as long as music is played: Doc.
When he was a boy growing up in Sugar Grove, Robert Dotson took up flatfooting. He made his home in the same High Country community, and became a master of an art form that requires his feet stay close to the ground.