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.

David Holt House Party 2

24m 42s

David’s musical career has taken him from remote mountain coves to the bright lights of TV studios and the Grand Ole Opry stage. Hear music and stories of Doc Watson, John Hartford, and more, shared with son Zeb Holt and longtime friend Josh Goforth.

Episodes

  • David Holt House Party 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    David Holt House Party 2

    S4 E6 - 24m 42s

    David’s musical career has taken him from remote mountain coves to the bright lights of TV studios and the Grand Ole Opry stage. Hear music and stories of Doc Watson, John Hartford, and more, shared with son Zeb Holt and longtime friend Josh Goforth.

  • David Holt House Party 1: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    David Holt House Party 1

    S4 E5 - 24m 42s

    David shares tunes and stories from his career in roots music with guest host Zeb Holt and longtime friend Josh Goforth. David’s wife Ginny joins them to reminisce about life in the Blue Ridge Mountains for two young Californians in the 1970s.

  • Rising Stars: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rising Stars

    S4 E4 - 24m 42s

    Meet the future of roots music: Presley Barker, the Burnett Sisters, Willow Dillon, and Cane Mill Road. David shares tunes and stories with these rising stars of new acoustic music who were raised on traditional tunes in the shadow of old masters.

  • Taj Mahal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Taj Mahal

    S4 E3 - 24m 42s

    David visits with blues legend Taj Mahal and learns how he got his name, how he almost became a farmer, and what it’s like to tour with the Rolling Stones.

  • Della Mae: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Della Mae

    S4 E1 - 24m 42s

    Della Mae is a powerhouse band of women who play bluegrass and more, and they are mentoring young female players around the world. David visits them at the historic Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Extras + Features

  • Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

    S5 E6 - 2m 46s

    Phenomenal guitarist Trey Hensley and Dobro master Rob Ickes play "Rugged Road" for a Season 5 episode of David Holt’s State of Music.

  • Episode 6 Preview | Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 6 Preview | Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

    S5 E6 - 30s

    Rob Ickes played dobro in the award winning bluegrass band Blue Highway. He left that band to work with phenomenal young singer and guitarist Trey Hensley, whose performances dazzled Earl Scruggs, Marty Stuart, and other country legends.

  • Tray Wellington - Big Sciota: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tray Wellington - Big Sciota

    S5 E5 - 2m 33s

    African American banjo phenom Tray Wellington plays a folk tune with his instructor at East Tennessee State University, bluegrass guitarist Dan Boner.

  • Episode 5 Preview | Lakota John and Tray Wellington: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 5 Preview | Lakota John and Tray Wellington

    S5 E5 - 30s

    David visits with talented young musicians Tray Wellington and Lakota John Locklear. Tray Wellington is an African American banjo player who has won the IBMA Momentum Award; John Locklear is a member of the Lumbee tribe who excels at the blues.

  • Episode 4 Preview | Muriel Anderson: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview | Muriel Anderson

    S5 E4 - 30s

    Virtuoso instrumentalist Muriel Anderson visits with David and demonstrates the harp guitar as conversation ranges from John Philip Souza to Chet Atkins.

  • John McCutcheon Plays the Hammered Dulcimer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    John McCutcheon Plays the Hammered Dulcimer

    S5 E3 - 2m 19s

    Host David Holt and guest John McCutcheon swap stories from their longtime friendship, and John plays a tune called "Niskayuna Reel" on the hammered dulcimer.

  • Zoe & Cloyd - "Klezmer Tune": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Zoe & Cloyd - "Klezmer Tune"

    S5 E2 - 3m 49s

    Host David Holt talks to Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller (Zoe & Cloyd) about Natalya's family background in klezmer music, and they play an original tune.

  • Episode 2 Preview | Zoe & Cloyd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | Zoe & Cloyd

    S5 E2 - 30s

    Bluegrass and klezmer traditions meet in the music of married duo Zoe & Cloyd. Fiddler Natalya Zoe Weinstein and singer/songwriter/instrumentalist John Cloyd Miller visit with host David.

  • Keb' Mo' - "Put a Woman in Charge": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Keb' Mo' - "Put a Woman in Charge"

    S5 E1 - 3m 45s

    Five-time Grammy winner Keb' Mo' plays "Put a Woman in Charge" for a Season 5 episode of "David Holt's State of Music."

  • Episode 1 Preview | Keb' Mo': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1 Preview | Keb' Mo'

    S5 E1 - 30s

    Blues legend Keb' Mo' visits with host David Holt. Keb' has described himself as "too happy for the blues, too bluesy for jazz, too funky for folk, and too city for country." David talks with him about how he found his place in music.

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