Two local legends, Doc Watson and David Holt, will play two concerts tomorrow at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Downtown Asheville. Watson and Holt are kicking off their "Hills of Home" tour to support their new album, "Legacy."
Holt, a well-respected songwriter who lives in Buncombe County, penned songs for the new album chronicling the storied life of Doc Watson, a bluegrass/folk icon from the mountains closer to Boone. In addition to having a historic place in Americana, Watson also helpd found Merle Fest, one of the largest and longest-running Americana music festivals in the country. The songs, according to a recent interview in the Asheville Citizen-Times, include stories about a haunted stove and the time Watson's father took him to a healer to cure his blindness.
The two shows are at 3 and 8 p.m. at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Tickets cost $45, or $43 for seniors and $40 for students. For more information, visit www.dwtheatre.com.