David Holt has spent his life learning and performing traditional American music. It has taken him from the most remote coves of southern Appalachia to the bright lights of TV studios and the Grand Old Opry stage. A four-time Grammy Award winner, David is a musician, storyteller, historian, photographer, television host and entertainer. He plays ten acoustic instruments and has released numerous award-winning recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales.


David is well known for his television and radio work. In addition to David Holt's State of Music, David also currently hosts the PBS series Great Scenic Railway Journeys. He served as host of The Nashville Network’s Fire on the Mountain, Celebration Express and American Music Shop. He has been a frequent guest on Hee Haw, Nashville Now and The Grand Ole Opry. He hosted public television’s Folkways, a North Carolina program that takes the viewer through the Southern Mountains visiting traditional craftsmen and musicians. David can also be seen as a musician in the popular film O Brother Where Art Thou.



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