“The Perry N. Rudnick Endowment has supported our show since the beginning, back in 2015”said Will McIntyre, series producer and chairman of the Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation, which is based in Henderson County.
Shot on location mainly in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, David Holt's State of Music shares the musical heritage and scenic beauty of our Southern mountains with a national audience.
Series host David Holt says “We showcase the talents of outstanding musicians in genres ranging from blues to gospel, and bluegrass to Celtic. We couldn’t do it without the support of underwriters like the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment.””
Previous seasons have featured featured Rhiannon Giddens, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Keb’ Mo’, Molly Tuttle, Taj Mahal, the Kruger Brothers, Dom Flemons, Amythyst Kiah, Della Mae, Josh Goforth, Bryan Sutton, Mipso, Balsam Range, Presley Barker, the Burnett Sisters, Cane Mill Road, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, and the Steep Canyon Rangers, among others.
The series premiered on North Carolina Public Television (now PBS NC) in 2015. It has since appeared on 93 percent of the nation’s PBS affiliates. As of today, episodes have aired 15,085 times on 497 channels.
In addition to the latest grant, the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund and the Community Foundation of Henderson County have supported the production of David Holt’s State of Music since its inception through previous grants totaling more than $100,000.
The Community Foundation of Henderson County is a nonprofit, public charity that helps people who care make lasting contributions to causes that matter by building permanent endowments and other philanthropic funds and by being strong stewards of donors’ gifts.
The Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation is a 501(c)(3), charitable nonprofit that was established in 2009 to raise the profile of the arts and educational organizations through the creation of videos, books and photography for websites and related media. It is the prime fundraising entity for David Holt's State of Music.
To learn more about David Holt’s State of Music, visit DavidHoltTV.org and follow the show on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Find out when you can watch David Holt’s State of Music by checking your local PBS station’s schedule. The series can also be streamed anytime on Apple+, Amazon Prime, or (for PBS Passport members) at PBS.org.
To help celebrate and preserve the traditional and modern musical heritage of Appalachia, please consider supporting the production of David Holt’s State of Music by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation at WillandDeni.org.
Here is the link to downloadable photos from Season 5: Password: Season 5