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‘David Holt’s State of Music’ picked up by PBS as series

The Emmy-nominated TV series “David Holt’s State of Music,” including an episode featuring a Western Carolina University show, will appear on Public Broadcasting Service stations across the country.

The traditional music series, presented by UNC Center for Public TV, is produced by WCU alumnus Will McIntyre and directed by his wife, Deni. The host is traditional music icon David Holt.

Holt’s WCU performance will be featured in the series’ second season.

Holt’s WCU performance will be featured in the series’ second season.

The WCU performance took place last Nov. 22, on the stage of John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center to a packed house. It will be broadcast in the second season of the show. Acts joining Holt that day were international sensation Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, award-winning bluegrass favorites Balsam Range, emerging ballad singer Josh Goforth, and the African-American gospel duo of Wilbur Tharpe and Lena Mae Perry, performing as The Branchettes.

Holt will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in October 2016. In addition to hosting the PBS series, he tours extensively with his group David Holt and the Lightning Bolts and with Goforth. For more information go to

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