According to the music center’s e-newsletter, Holt has been an advocate for traditional mountain music and Southern folk tales for several decades. He has immersed himself in Appalachian culture, collecting stories and songs, which are at the core of his performances. Holt was the longtime host of two popular, nationally syndicated roots music programs, the PBS series “Folkways” and NPR’s “Riverwalk Jazz.”
Holt will be joined by his band, Josh Goforth and Will McIntyre, as well as by special guest Amythyst Kiah, an exciting, young African-American folksinger from Johnson County, Tennessee, with a rich and soulful voice reminiscent of Odetta. Kiah draws heavily from old-time mountain music, blues and R&B, deftly fusing traditional roots music with her own style.
Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $30 for VIP tickets (reserved seating area and custom letterpress poster), and $35 for general admission and $40 for VIP tickets when purchased on the day of the show. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Food trucks and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available for purchase.