Grammy Award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, artist, historian and radio and television host. For more than forty years, he as collected and performed the songs and stories of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He learned this treasure trove of music directly from musical greats including Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Tommy Jarrell, Etta Baker and Grandpa Jones.
In keeping with his passion to explore, interpret and present traditional mountain music, Season 3 of "David Holt's State of Music" showcases top performers of traditional and new acoustic music filmed at unique locations around the South. This season’s featured artists include mandolin legend and “Father of New Grass” Sam Bush, musical time lord Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, champion fiddler and step-dancer April Verch, mid-life overnight success Joe Newberry, guitar phenom Molly Tuttle, and the godfather of the resonator guitar, Jerry Douglas.
Check your local PBS station for broadcast schedule. On UNC-TV, Season 3 Program airdates and guests include:
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 Season 2 of the program.