John Dee Holeman

Friday, 2009, June 19 - 8:00pm
801 High House Rd
Cary, NC 27512

Durham bluesman John Dee Holeman, who has been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship (1988) by the National Endowment for the Arts and a North Carolina Heritage Award (1994) by the NC Arts Council, turns 80 this spring. Born in Orange County, North Carolina in 1929, John Dee grew up on a small farm and began playing the blues at the age of 14. Though he never met Blind Boy Fuller, John Dee credits Fuller with teaching him to play guitar. He says he learned to play by listening to Fuller's records and by playing with musicians who had learned directly from Fuller. Holeman uses both the Piedmont and Texas guitar styles in his playing.

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