FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDAVID HOLT'S
STATE OF MUSIC:
FEATURES MASTERS OF
AMERICAN ROOT MUSIC FROM THE
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
Available on DVD May 23rd
Arlington, Va. - PBS Distribution announced it is releasing DAVID HOLT'S STATE OF MUSIC: SEASON 2
on DVD. In the second season of David Holt's State of Music
, four-time Grammy winner David Holt introduces viewers to some amazing modern masters of American folk, bluegrass, country, and gospel music. DAVID HOLT'S STATE OF MUSIC: SEASON 2
will be available on DVD May 23, 2017. The run time of the program is approximately 270 minutes on 2 discs and the SRP is $29.99.
DAVID HOLT'S STATE OF MUSIC: SEASON 2
was filmed on location throughout the mostly rural landscapes that nurture this organically American music. Featured in Season 2
are a 19th-century textile mill near Burlington, NC once owned by David's distant ancestors; an historic court house in Hendersonville, a general store in the Prospect Hill community, and a beautiful farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains that once belonged to the family of Woody Platt, guitarist and singer with the Steep Canyon Rangers. The series includes whole songs by, and interviews with, its talented performers.
The season's final episode is a one-hour stage performance reuniting David with artists from the first season including breakout star Rhiannon Giddens, multi-faceted musician and ballad singer Josh Goforth, African-American gospel torch bearers the Branchettes, and bluegrass supergroup Balsam Range.
Steep Canyon Rangers, the progressive bluegrass band that got its break touring with comedian Steve Martin; the Swiss-born Kruger Brothers, virtuosos on banjo and guitar; the young band Mipso, all recent students at UNC-Chapel Hill; bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver; powerhouse vocalist Amythyst Kiah; famous guitar-maker Wayne Henderson with bluegrass pianist Jeff Little; Dom Flemons, a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops; the Unity Choir of St. John AME Zion Church; and Alice Gerrard, grand-dame of bluegrass, performing with fiddler Rayna Gellert and singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett.
DAVID HOLT'S STATE OF MUSIC
is produced by the Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation and presented on PBS by UNC-TV. More information is available at DavidHoltTV.org
DAVID HOLT'S STATE OF MUSIC: SEASON 2
Street Date: May 23, 2017
Run Time: Approximately 270 minutes on 2 discs
SRP: DVD $29.99
About David Holt:
David Holt previously hosted the UNC-TV series "Folkways," which takes the viewer through the southern mountains visiting traditional craftsmen. He also served as host of the Nashville Network's "Fire on the Mountain," "Celebration Express" and "American Music Shop." He was a frequent guest on "Hee Haw," "Nashville Now" and "The Grand Ole Opry." Holt can be seen as a musician in the popular Coen Brothers film O Brother Where Art Thou. He also hosts "Riverwalk Jazz" for Public Radio International.
In 2002, Doc Watson and David Holt won two Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Folk Recording for Legacy, a three-CD collection of songs and stories reflecting Doc Watson's life in music. Watson and Holt toured together from 1998 until Watson's death in 2012.
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