From the day he stepped off the bus in New York City, North Carolina music legend Doc Watson changed the music world forever. His influence has been recognised by presidents and by the heroes of modern music, from country stars to rock and roll. This is a no-holds barred biography of bluegrass' great hero, flat-picking legend, and the man who brought 'Amazing Grace' into the public conscience. Inspiration to Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, Bob Dylan and many others and blind from birth Doc Watson's entire life can be framed by his musical experiences. This is a full and honest portrayal of a true American hero, and a genius of our times.