David Holt’s State of Music Season 2 Airs on UNC-TV //

Season 2 of David Holt’s State of Music premieres on UNC-TV’s main channel Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 9:30 pm and will air in that time slot for seven weeks.

Four-time Grammy winner David Holt has spent his life learning and performing traditional American music. In David Holt’s State of Music he shares tunes and stories with modern masters of this historic music that has a growing legion of contemporary fans.

Season 2 of David Holt's State of Music showcases top acoustic performers of traditional music filmed on location in the Southern mountains. Musical styles include traditional ballad singing, blues, old-time string band, African-American gospel, bluegrass, three-fingered banjo, slide guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, mouth bow and even stump fiddle.

Each episode runs half an hour. Here's a list of the featured performers by episode:

  • June 15 at 9:30 pm-  Steep Canyon Rangers at Oskar Blues ReebRanch
  • June 22 at 9:30 pm- Alice Gerrard, Laurelyn Dossett, Rayna Gellert at Glencoe Mill
  • June 29 at 9:30 pm- Wayne Henderson, Jeff Little
  • July 6 at 9:30 pm- Amythyst Kiah at Echo Mountain; Mipso at Alamance Historical Museum
  • July 13 at 9:30 pm- Kruger Brothers
  • July 20 at 9:30 pm- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver at Henderson County Courthouse Museum; St. John AME Zion Unity Choir in Kinston, NC
  • July 27 at 9:30 pm- Dom Flemons at the Warren Store, followed immediately by... 
  • July 27 at 10:00 pm- DHSM Onstage at Western Carolina University, featuring Josh Goforth, Rhiannon Giddens & Friends, The Branchettes, and Balsam Range

David Holt's State of Music is produced by the Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation and presented by UNC Center for Public TV. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership provided a grant to support the broadcast of the program.