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.

Jontavious Willis

24m 41s

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

Episodes

  • 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.”

  • 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.

Extras + Features

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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: TVSS: Iconic

    David Holt's State of Music

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    David Holt interviews and performs with various artists on location in the southern mountains.
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    David Holt's State of Music: TVSS: Iconic

    David Holt's State of Music

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour

    David Holt interviews and performs with various artists on location in the southern mountains.
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    David Holt's State of Music: TVSS: Iconic

    David Holt's State of Music

    Bryan Sutton and Rhiannon Giddens

    Monday
    Oct 10

    30 Minutes

    David Holt performs with guitarist Bryan Sutton and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
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    David Holt's State of Music: TVSS: Iconic

    David Holt's State of Music

    Josh Goforth and The Branchettes

    Monday
    Oct 10

    30 Minutes

    Ballad singer Josh Goforth; singers Lena Mae Perry and Wilbur Tharpe of gospel group The Branchettes.
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    David Holt's State of Music: TVSS: Iconic

    David Holt's State of Music

    Bryan Sutton and Rhiannon Giddens

    Tuesday
    Oct 11

    30 Minutes

    David Holt performs with guitarist Bryan Sutton and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
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    David Holt's State of Music: TVSS: Iconic

    David Holt's State of Music

    Bruce Molsky and Balsam Range

    Tuesday
    Oct 11

    30 Minutes

    David Holt performs with fiddle player Bruce Molsky; bluegrass group Balsam Range.
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    David Holt's State of Music: TVSS: Iconic

    David Holt's State of Music

    Steep Canyon Rangers

    Tuesday
    Oct 11

    30 Minutes

    A visit with Steep Canyon Rangers at a farm near Brevard, N.C.

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