Music

Playing mountain music: David Holt on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Folk musician and storyteller David Holt plays the banjo and shares photographs and old wisdom from the Appalachian Mountains. He also demonstrates some unusual instruments like the mouth bow — and a surprising electric drum kit he calls “thunderwear.” (Recorded March 2004 in Monterey, California. Duration: 25:31.)

Watch David Holt’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of almost 350 TEDTalks — including more talks about music.

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