David Holt's State of Music

Tunes and stories from masters of traditional music recorded on location around the South.


  • Lakota John and Tray Wellington

    David visits with talented young musicians Tray Wellington and Lakota John Locklear.
  • Muriel Anderson

    Virtuoso instrumentalist Muriel Anderson demonstrates the harp guitar.
  • John McCutcheon

    Folk music's John McCutcheon shares songs and stories with host David Holt.
  • Zoe & Cloyd

    Bluegrass and klezmer traditions meet in the music of married duo Zoe & Cloyd.
  • Keb’ Mo’

    Blues legend Keb' Mo' visits with host David Holt.
  • David Holt House Party 2

    Music and mentors: David looks back on his 50-year career in roots music.
  • David Holt House Party 1

    David Holt plays and talks music with son Zeb and friend Josh Goforth.
  • Rising Stars

    David visits with rising young stars of roots music at an historic theater in Elkin, NC.

About 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.