David Holt

Musician, Artist
Fairview, NC

Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer, dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. Holt plays 10 acoustic instruments and has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales. Holt is well known for his television and radio series. Currently, he is hosting the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, featuring some of the regions finest musicians including Rhiannon Giddens, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Balsam Range. For more than 30 years, Holt has been host of the North Carolina PBS series  Folkways, that takes the viewer through the Southern Mountains visiting traditional craftsmen and musicians.