For over three decades, David's passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful performing and recording career. He has earned four Grammy Awards and performed and recorded with many of his mentors. Goforth is already much in demand as a music teacher, and plans a career in performing and music education. He says that one of the main goals of his career is to get young people interested in traditional music. "In all the years I've been playing traditional and oldtime music, I've always said that if all people could really see and hear it live, they'd fall in love with it".