Season 3 airs November - December, 2018

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About Season 3

Season 3 of "David Holt's State of Music" showcases top performers of traditional and new acoustic music filmed at unique locations around the South. This season’s featured artists include mandolin legend and “Father of New Grass” Sam Bush, musical time lord Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, champion fiddler and step-dancer April Verch, mid-life overnight success Joe Newberry, guitar phenom Molly Tuttle, and the godfather of the resonator guitar, Jerry Douglas.

Read more about the episodes below.

A Closer Look at Season 3: Episode 5


Episode 1 | Sam Bush (Premiere Date: Nov. 1, 2018)

David interviews mandolin legend Sam Bush, known as “The Father of New Grass,” at an 18th-century farm outside Nashville, TN. Sam and his band play traditional tunes and original songs.

Episode 2 | Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton (Premiere Date: Nov. 8, 2018)

David interviews and plays with Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC. Jerron plays a blues and jazz-influenced mix of traditional tunes.

Episode 3 | April Verch (Premiere Date: Nov. 15, 2018)

David visits with Canadian champion fiddler, singer and step-dancer April Verch at the Guitar Bar in Asheville, NC.

Episode 4 | Joe Newberry (Premiere Date: Nov. 22, 2018)

David visits and plays with Joe Newberry at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC. Joe is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who became a full-time musician at midlife and now tours the world with his guitar, banjo and fiddle.

Episode 5 | Molly Tuttle (Premiere Date: Nov. 29, 2018)

At Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage outside Nashville, TN,  David interviews Molly Tuttle, who was named Guitar Player of the Year by the International Bluegrass Association (IBMA) in 2017. Molly and her band play original tunes rooted in traditional music.

Episode 6 | Jerry Douglas (Premiere Date: Dec. 6, 2018)

David visits with longtime friend Jerry Douglas, a 14-time Grammy winner widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro resonator guitar.

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