Arts and Music

David Holt's State of Music

"David Holt's State of Music" features music from emerging young artists as well as veteran masters. Shot entirely on location in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina, the series showcases the musical heritage and scenic beauty of Southern Appalachia while introducing viewers to bluegrass, roots music, blues, new acoustic, and gospel music genres.

John Doyle, Andrew Finn Magill, and Will MacMorran

24m 41s

Celtic folk music thrives in America as well as on its home turf. David visits with masters of Celtic music John Doyle, Will MacMorran, and Andrew Finn Magill.

Episodes

  • Darrell Scott: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Darrell Scott

    S6 E5 - 24m 41s

    David visits with renowned singer-songwriter Darrell Scott, whose music is intensely personal but also universal.

  • Ruthie Foster: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ruthie Foster

    S6 E4 - 24m 41s

    Blues artist Ruthie Foster has a voice like liquid gold and a distinctive way with old songs that makes you think you’re hearing them for the first time.

  • Becky Buller: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Becky Buller

    S6 E3 - 24m 41s

    Becky Buller is a powerhouse fiddler and bluegrass vocalist with impressive songwriting chops. Find out why she’s an enthusiastic songwriter but a reluctant band leader.

  • Jontavious Willis: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jontavious Willis

    S6 E2 - 24m 41s

    David visits with Jontavious Willis, a young guitarist and singer from Georgia who embodies the rhythms and feeling of traditional country blues.

  • David Holt, Paul Brown, Terri McMurray: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    David Holt, Paul Brown, Terri McMurray

    S6 E1 - 24m 41s

    Host David Holt talks to Paul Brown and Terri McMurray about their mentor Tommy Jarrell, and they play the old fiddle tune “Sally Ann.”

Extras + Features

  • Episode 6 Preview | Celtic Music Masters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 6 Preview | Celtic Music Masters

    S6 E6 - 30s

    Celtic folk music thrives in America as well as on its home turf. David visits with masters of Celtic music John Doyle, Will MacMorran, and Andrew Finn Magill.

  • John Doyle - “Willie Taylor”: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    John Doyle - “Willie Taylor”

    S6 E6 - 3m 22s

    Masters of Celtic music John Doyle, Andrew Finn Magill, and Will MacMorran play the traditional ballad “Willie Taylor.”

  • Darrell Scott at the Piano: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Darrell Scott at the Piano

    S6 E5 - 3m 9s

    Renowned singer-songwriter Darrell Scott plays an excerpt from one of his best-known songs, “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.”

  • Episode 4 Preview | Ruthie Foster: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview | Ruthie Foster

    S6 E4 - 30s

    Blues artist Ruthie Foster has a voice like liquid gold and a distinctive way with old songs that makes you think you’re hearing them for the first time.

  • Episode 3 Preview | Becky Buller: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview | Becky Buller

    S6 E3 - 30s

    Becky Buller is a powerhouse fiddler and bluegrass vocalist with impressive songwriting chops. Find out why she’s an enthusiastic songwriter but a reluctant band leader.

  • Becky Buller Band: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Becky Buller Band

    S6 E3 - 3m 8s

    Host David Holt talks to Becky Buller about teaching music, and her band plays an original bluegrass tune called “Inglewood Upon Stratford.”

  • Episode 2 Preview | Jontavious Willis: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | Jontavious Willis

    S6 E2 - 30s

    David visits with Jontavious Willis, a young guitarist and singer from Georgia who embodies the rhythms and feeling of traditional country blues.

Schedule

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    David Holt's State of Music

    John Doyle, Andrew Finn Magill, Will MacMorran

    Tuesday
    Jul 16

    30 Minutes

    Celtic folk music with John Doyle, Will MacMorran and Andrew Finn Magill.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Keb' Mo'

    Wednesday
    Jul 17

    30 Minutes

    Blues artist Keb' Mo' talks about how he found his place in music.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Zoe & Cloyd

    Thursday
    Jul 18

    30 Minutes

    Bluegrass and klezmer traditions combine in the music of fiddler Natalya Zoe Weinstein and singer-songwriter-instrumentalist John Cloyd Miller.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Darrell Scott

    Friday
    Jul 19

    30 Minutes

    Singer-songwriter Darrell Scott's music is personal yet universal.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Muriel Anderson

    Saturday
    Jul 20

    30 Minutes

    Instrumentalist Muriel Anderson demonstrates the harp guitar and discusses everything from John Philip Sousa to Chet Atkins.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Lakota John and Tray Wellington

    Tuesday
    Jul 23

    30 Minutes

    Young musicians Tray Wellington, a banjo player, and Lakota John Locklear, a member of the Lumbee Tribe who excels at the blues.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Paul Brown and Terri McMurray

    Thursday
    Jul 25

    30 Minutes

    Homemade music from Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Paul Brown and Terri McMurray.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Jontavious Willis

    Friday
    Jul 26

    30 Minutes

    Guitarist and singer Jontavious Willis embodies the rhythms and feeling of traditional country blues.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Becky Buller Band

    Saturday
    Jul 27

    30 Minutes

    Fiddler and bluegrass vocalist Becky Buller.
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    David Holt's State of Music

    Ruthie Foster

    Tuesday
    Jul 30

    30 Minutes

    Blues artist Ruthie Foster's voice makes old songs seem new.

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