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AmityDrive / Bio

I have been playing music since December 25 1998. Up to this point I could barely play a radio. My wife Amity & son Zarek got me a guitar for Christmas that year. Since then I have been playing at the local church that I attend and every jam session I can find. I guess it was just that, Jesus wanted me to do something for him so he provided the instrument's and he put the talent and desire in my heart. I started with the guitar and well after alot of strumming I finally got the hang of it. The year my dad died with altzhimers I learned to play the banjo while I was hanging out with him. You see dad could play anything he touched basically and he played up until a week of his death. After my dad died on one Tuesday I took his mandolin to work to clean & change the strings out. I was listening to Ricky Skaggs play The Little Mountain Church House and I just started playing it the next day I went to church and played The Little Mountain Church House the following August I traded my electric guitar for a mandolin and began my journey with that. I was at church one night and a Godly man named Larry Burton was playing a twelve string guitar and it sounded beautiful he asked me later if I would like it and I told him I didn't have the money to buy it and just like that he said "I didn't ask you to buy it". I was playing a jam session in Henry Co. Va. and my wife's uncle John Pete Guilliams gave me an autoharp. You see Jesus has been so good to me that I really can't let him down. I have lots of friends in the business that I am very proud to have known. I've had the opportunity to play music with some of the greatest musicians all the way from my dad Haywood Sherman Holt, to Ronnie Bowman. I currently am a BMI Songwriter, Nashville Recording Artist, play the Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Bass, and Autoharp for various bands which include Cranford Creek Band, Harvest Time Singers, Cross River, Piney River Band, Mountain Road Bluegrass, The Sounds Of Bluegrass Band, My Newly Formed Bands The Sandbox Boys, Mount Airy Cut-Ups, & Amity Drive. I'm just so blessed. May God Bless You!!!

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The Sandbox Boys / The Mt Airy Cut-Ups
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Bluegrass / Gospel, Christian/Gospel, Folk, Americana, / Country, Country/Gospel, Blues, Singer Songwriter

Contact Info

Mount Airy, NC
Amity J. Holt

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