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THE ARTS

Give Me the Banjo: Finding the Real Thing

  • Aired: 10/31/2011
  • 04:27
  • Rating: NR
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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