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David Holt's "State of Music" Live at Western Carolina University

Longtime WCQS friend David Holt was in the studio with Dick Kowal today to talk about his upcoming performance in Cullowhee this Sunday at the Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.   David is a  traditional music and storytelling icon, and four-time Grammy Award winner and Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame inductee.

“David Holt’s State of Music ― Live” will bring ballads, bluegrass, gospel and folk music to the stage  at 3 pm. The first live concert version of the popular television show will be videotaped as a companion piece to the PBS series of the same name. Performers are:

  • Rhiannon Giddons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, receiving international popular and critical acclaim for her solo efforts.

  • Balsam Range, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2015 vocal group of the year and song of the year recipients.
  • Josh Goforth, rising acoustic music star, Grammy nominee and old-time and bluegrass multi-instrumental virtuoso.

  • The Branchettes, featuring Wilbur Tharpe and Lena Mae Perry performing African-American congregational hymns and gospel music.

You can find more info at davidholttv.organd  bardoartscenter.wcu.edu

Michelle Keenan was the Associate Director of Development at Blue Ridge Public Radio. She began volunteering for the station in 1996 and has been a full-time staff member since 1998.