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An intimate collection of recordings and photos from Doc Watson and his extraordinary family in a 94-song, four disc box set.
Created by

Roy Andrade

497 backers pledged $83,096 to help bring this project to life.

Last day! We met the goal, and we're still rolling!

Hi folks, this is Roy here. Its the final day! So I returned from the Watson's yesterday with a message from Nancy, only I have had a technical malfunction and the recording I made did not work. Arg! Her message will have to be from me to you today: Nancy was in tears yesterday several times for several reasons. As we worked through the afternoon on the Merlefest video, and final edits to the book artwork, we kept a keen eye on the Kickstarter numbers. About mid-afternoon it became clear that we were going to meet the goal, and Nancy was overcome with emotion. This is all unbelievable to her. That people would be interested in her project at all is amazing to her, and on top of that, the fact that folks would contribute money to help it happen is like a dream. She is truly humbled and grateful to all. Before it became clear that we were going to meet the goal, she gathered a few more items to add to the rewards list, and agreed to lower the reward amounts for items without pledges. We have added them here, if anyone is interested in some last minute memorabilia: FLAT PICKS, FINGER PICKS, THUMB PICKS and a few more POCKET KNIVES as well a a couple of new items.

I don't really know how to say thank you in a way that can express the satisfaction and gratitude all of us who have been working hard on Milestones feel. For now, please accept our sincere and heart-felt appreciation.

Lastly, as we creep over our goal of $72,000 we are looking toward increasing our initial order to 7500 units, which will bring the printing price down another notch. We can make 5000 now - and will see where we end up and if a larger order is possible.

Please see the photo from yesterday of Nancy with a spiral bound draft of Milestones. 

Roy Andrade

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    1. Creator Shelton Wilder on February 23, 2013

      Congratulations on reaching your goal! Now, what seemed to be a dream is about to become reality! How exciting~ Shelton and Delores Wilder

    2. Creator Darrell A. Hartsock on February 23, 2013

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Doc Watson has been my hero from the minute I first heard him in 1971. (I was 11 years old and lived with my family in the woods of Appalachia, Virginia.)

    3. Creator Thomas D. Ewing on February 23, 2013

      Congratulations, Nancy and Roy! We love Doc and we love you. Best wishes in completing "Milestones." Please let us all know when it's ready. -- Tom Ewing, former Blue Grass Boy.