John Dee Holeman

John Dee Holeman is the influential blues performer known as the last original musician who popularized the Piedmont Blues style.  He was born in Hillsboro, North Carolina, where he taught himself the guitar and wrote such songs as "Country Girl."  Many of his recordings featured his Gibson guitar but in later years John Dee also played Martin Guitars.  In fact, in 2012 he was featured in a Martin printed ad, which was featured in guitar and trade magazines for several months.  He continues to show the passion for the blues in his 80s as he did when he first picked up the guitar.

Interview Date:
March 22, 2013
Job Title:
Musician, Songwriter

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