The Bluegrass Messegners and Richard Matteson had a close relationship with Doc and Richard Watson from 1992 until about 2002, a period of ten years. The Bluegrass Messengers opened for Doc around 8 times when he palyed in the Triad area. The Messengers played with Doc three times, first at a concert in Eden, NC above.
Richard Matteson backstage with Earl Skruggs, Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs at a concert in Winston-Salem, NC. Richard Also played at Doc's Merle Watson Festival several times in the late 1990s. Doc gave him comp ticket to the festival fro many years.