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  • PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me The Banjo

The Arts | Give Me the Banjo: Finding the Real Thing | PBS

Duration: 04:28
Program: PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me The Banjo
Broadcast Date: Oct. 31, 2011

David Holt is a multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, a regular on Hee Haw and host of the public TV show Folkways. In the late 1960s, Holt began searching out old time banjoists throughout the mountain south, hoping to learn from the last authentic folk survivors untouched by modern media. But, "authenticity" in folk music proved to be difficult to define.

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Post Date: December 1, 2011