Storytelling


The storytelling revival started in 1973 with the first National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN. I had been collecting mountain songs and stories since the late 1960s and started incorporating narrative tales into my music concerts, unaware that other folks were becoming professional storytellers.

In 1976 I was invited to tell at the National Festival. What a thrill it was to meet other performers using folk tales and true life stories in their shows. From then to now the storytelling revival has grown into a world wide phenomenon.

Here are my recordings and books of stories. There is something here for every age group, from children to adults.


Cutting Loose: Live at the National Storytelling Festival
David Holt and Josh Goforth
This is the first duo CD by David and Josh Goforth. It was nominated for a Grammy in 2009. Recorded live at the National Storytelling festival the CD captures the excitement of a rollicking concert with David and Josh.

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Live & Kickin’ at the National Storytelling Festival with Zeb Holt
Grammy Nominated Live & Kickin’ is David Holt’s snapshot edition of his musical and storytelling odyssey over the last forty years.
“The best musical storyteller is David Holt” – VOGUE

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Why the Dog Chases the Cat: Great Animal Stories
by David Holt and Bill Mooney Grammy Nominee

Hear tales about the likes of Rabbit, Bear, Frog and Miss Fox – amazing and outlandish characters having funny and outrageous adventures. So why does the dog chase the cat???
Ages 4 and up 40 mins.

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Spiders in the Hairdo – Modern Urban Legends
By David Holt & Bill Mooney
Grammy
NomineeThe funniest, scariest, and downright weirdest urban legends going around today.

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Stellaluna
Grammy Award Winner David tells Janell Cannon’s award winning bestseller about a lost young bat who finds her way safely home.

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Stories & Songs for Little People
by Pete SeegerA warm positive collection of Pete Seeger’s greatest hits. A masterpiece of lively banjo playing and endearing storytelling to be enjoyed for years to come.

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Hairyman Meets Tailybone Hairyman Meets TailyboneDavid Holt brings together a new collection of favorite all ages will enjoy. Find out what happens when Hairyman meets Tailybone.

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Mostly Ghostly Stories-Collectors Edition
by David Holt
This Collector’s Edition is a new array of favorite spine-tingling tales to keep you spellbound and on the edge of your seat. Not for the faint of heart!

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