David Holt Biography (Wikipedia)
David Holt (born October 15, 1946 in Gatesville, Texas) performs and preserves traditional American music and stories. A four time Grammy Award winner, Holt plays ten acoustic instruments and has released recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales, hosted Riverwalk, a jazz program on public radio; Folkways, a television program on folk music and culture, Great Scenic Railway Journeys and North Carolina Mountain Treasures on North Carolina public television.
He is the host of David Holt's State of Music, a public TV series distributed nationwide by PBS. The program is produced and directed by Will and Deni McIntyre and was nominated for a Midsouth Regional Emmy in 2015.
Holt performed with Doc Watson from 1998 to 2012. Holt performs wearing his trademark fedora, preferring vintage examples from the 1930s and 1940s.
Holt and his wife, Ginny, have a son, Zeb, who worked for NBC in New York City. Their daughter, Sarah Jane, died in 1989 at age 10 following a car crash.