Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton is a new album of old-time music produced from archival recordings by two legendary musicians. These largely unheard tapes were recorded at Doc Watsons two earliest concerts, presented in New York Citys Greenwich Village in 1962. Those shows were among the rare appearances Docs father-in-law, fiddler Gaither Carlton, made outside of North Carolina. The instrumental pieces, including Gaithers signature tune Double File, include intricate musical interactions developed through years of family music-making. On the songs and ballads, Docs instantly recognizable baritone voice is accompanied by his own guitar and Gaithers fiddle, or by the traditional combination of fiddle and banjo. Shortly after these recordings were made, Doc Watson embarked on a career as one of Americas premier acoustic guitarists, earning the National Medal of Arts and eight Grammy Awards.