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Doc Watson Biography Awarded Biography of the Year

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Doc WatsonNew York, NY -- Dr. Kent Gustavson, author of “Blind but Now I See", the revealing biography of Doc Watson, is honored with Biography of the Year Award. Blind but Now I See was selected the Winner of Biography of the Year for the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards.

The Indie Excellence Awards are reserved for the “best of the best" in books published in various genres. The criteria for recognition are stringent and include overall excellence in presentation. This award celebrates the highest achievements in independent press and self-publishing, a sector of the industry that has grown exponentially in recent years.

Blind but Now I See, is a no-holds barred biography of the legendary guitarist's life and career. Written by Dr. Kent Gustavson, this controversial, first-ever biography of the folk and bluegrass icon has quickly become an Amazon Bestseller, reaching #1 in the Country & Folk category. The book was researched over six years, and provides the first ever comprehensive look into the folk music icon's life. Blind but Now I See" also features dozens of never-before-seen photographs, as well as artist renderings from throughout Doc Watson's childhood and career.

Dr. Kent Gustavson earned his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in New York, where he now teaches music, leadership, and language. He speaks around the world on both music and publishing, and has interviewed hundreds of award-winning musicians and authors for his radio show “Sound Authors." Dr. Gustavson has released more than a dozen audio recordings on his small independent record label Ninety and Nine Records. He lives and works in Sound Beach, New York. Visit for more information.

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