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David Holt:
The joyful tradition of mountain music

TED2004 · 25:17 · Filmed Mar 2004
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David Holt: The joyful tradition of mountain music
25:17 · Filmed March 2004 at TED2004 · Subtitles available in 19 languages

Folk musician and storyteller David Holt plays the banjo and shares photographs and old wisdom from the Appalachian Mountains. He also demonstrates some unusual instruments like the mouth bow — and a surprising electric drum kit he calls "thunderwear."

Folk musician
Four-time Grammy Award-winning folk musician David Holt is a born troubadour. Behind his energizing musicianship (often featuring unusual instruments like "the paper bag") is a deep love of hidden Appalachian wisdom and storytelling that shines on every stage he takes. Full bio
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