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.

Ruthie Foster

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.

Episodes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Season 3 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Season 3 Preview

    S6 - 30s

    "David Holt's State of Music" showcases rising stars and masters of traditional and new acoustic music on location around the South. Season 6 features Ruthie Foster; the Becky Buller Band; Darrell Scott; Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer; Paul Brown and Terri McMurray; John Doyle with Andrew Finn Magill and Will MacMorran; and Jontavious Willis.

Schedule

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