January 6, 2016

David Holt’s State of Music: Series Preview

David Holt & Rhiannon Giddens
Masters of traditional music share tunes and stories with four-time Grammy winner David Holt on location in the Southern mountains. Featured artists: guitar phenom Bryan Sutton, multi-faceted musician and ballad singer Carolina Chocolate Drops, breakout star Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, fiddle virtuoso Bruce Molsky, African-American gospel torch bearers Lena Mae Perry and Wilbur Tharpe (performing as The Branchettes), and bluegrass supergroup Balsam Range. “David Holt’s State of Music” premiered on North Carolina's statewide public television network, UNC-TV, in January of 2015. It has since been re-broadcast by UNC-TV and also by Blue Ridge Public TV in Virginia. It was re-edited as a series of three half-hour episodes, and the series was broadcast by UNC-TV on successive Sundays in September. More episodes are being shot in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016. “David Holt’s State of Music” will be distributed for broadcast nationally by PBS in March of 2016.

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