This is an excerpt from "David Holt's State of Music," a series distributed nationally by PBS.
Traditional tune performed by Rhiannon Giddens on banjo and David Holt on bones.
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. In "David Holt's State of Music," David introduces viewers to modern masters of traditional music in the Southern mountains and remembers the legends he learned from.
Featured artists from the show's first season include the phenomenal guitarist Bryan Sutton, multi-talented musician and ballad singer Josh Goforth, breakout star Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, fiddle virtuoso Bruce Molsky, African American gospel torch-bearers Wilbur Tharpe and Lena Mae Perry (who perform as the Branchettes), and Haywood County bluegrass supergroup Balsam Range.
Directed by Deni McIntyre
Produced by Will McIntyre
Cinematographer: Jan Balster
Lighting: Schenley Sargusingh
Audio engineering: Chris Peck, Aaron Bittikofer