David Holt (born October 15, 1946 in Gatesville, Texas) is a four time Grammy Award winning musician. He is dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments and has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales. He also hosts a jazz program for public radio, Riverwalk, as well as a television program on folk music and culture on North Carolina public television, Folkways. He frequently performed with Doc Watson. He also is the host of Great Scenic Railway Journeys and North Carolina Mountain Treasures on UNC-TV.
Holt always performs wearing his trademark fedora, preferring vintage examples from the 1930s and 1940s.
Holt and his wife, Ginny, have two children. His son worked for NBC in New York City. His daughter died in 1989 at age 10 following a car crash.