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Ralph Rinzler and Doc Watson
Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964
Ralph Rinzler was instrumental in bringing Clarence Ashley's "family" of traditional musicians, including Doc Watson, to the clubs and concert halls of the early-sixties folk revival. By so doing, Ralph played a big part in Doc Watson's rise to fame, which led to Doc's widespread influence on a new generation of guitar players. In addition to his many efforts on behalf of traditional music and musicians, Ralph was a member of the New York-based bluegrass band, the Greenbriar Boys.