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.

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

24m 41s

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.

Episodes

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

    Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

    S5 E6 - 24m 41s

    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.

  • Lakota John and Tray Wellington: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lakota John and Tray Wellington

    S5 E5 - 24m 41s

    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.

  • Muriel Anderson: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Muriel Anderson

    S5 E4 - 24m 41s

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

  • John McCutcheon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    John McCutcheon

    S5 E3 - 24m 41s

    John McCutcheon and series host David Holt have been friends since the 1970s. They meet to share songs and stories.

  • Zoe & Cloyd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Zoe & Cloyd

    S5 E2 - 24m 41s

    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’: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Keb’ Mo’

    S5 E1 - 24m 41s

    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.

Extras + Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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