Doc Watson in critical condition after fall and surgery
Doctors at a local hospital determined he needed surgery and transferred him to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, where he is -- according to USA Today -- responsive and recovering.
The blind guitarist is known as the master of the flatpicking style of playing. He's won several Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award and the National Medal of the Arts. He also founded Merlefest, a music festival named after his son, who was killed in a 1995 tractor accident.