Storyteller Holt Performs for Kaleidoscope Series
Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt will perform in the Arts Council of Moore County's new Kaleidoscope Family Series Sunday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. in the new theater at The O'Neal School.
Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and O'Neal families, and $15 for the general public.
The Kaleidoscope Family Series is specifically designed to introduce children ages 5 and up to the lifelong surprises and benefits of a live concert. The series features the finest performing artists (musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers, etc.) and each performance will be educational, as well as entertaining.
In 1968, David Holt found his life's journey in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. With a passion to become an old-time banjo player, Holt traveled to remote mountain communities like Kingdom Come, Ky., and North Carolina's Sodom Laurel, searching for the best traditional musicians.
Holt found hundreds of old-time mountaineers with a wealth of folk music, stories and wisdom. He learned to play not only banjos, but many unusual instruments like the mouth bow, the bottleneck slide guitar and even the paper bag.
For more than three decades, Holt's passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful performing and recording career. He has earned four Grammy Awards and performed and recorded with many of his mentors, including Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins. Today he tours the country performing solo, with Doc Watson and with his band, The Lightning Bolts.
The final two concerts in the Kaleidoscope Family Series will include the New Century Saxophone Quartet Sunday, Feb. 21, and the Tokyo String Quartet Sunday, March 21.
To purchase tickets, visit the Arts Council of Moore County offices at Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or call (910) 692-4356. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door, and seats are general admission.
For information about the Arts Council or the Kaleidoscope Family Series, visit www.mooreart.org.
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