Musco Center, Wilkinson College, & the College of Performing Arts Present:
Amythyst Kiah: Live from Home
Performance with Q&A
VIRTUAL EVENT Livestream
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. PST
“Her razor-sharp guitar picking alone guarantees her a place among masters, but it’s her deep-hued voice that can change on a dime from brushed steel to melted toffee that commands attention.” – New York Times
Join Amythyst Kiah for a live at home concert and Q & A discussion about bluegrass guitar Celtic music, and the intermingling of multicultural influences that create her boundary-crossing “Southern Gothic alt-country blues” style.
Singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah has emerged as one of Americana’s greatest up and coming artists over the past few years. She is a Grammy-nominated member of Our Native Daughters and known for her provocative and fierce boundary-crossing solo work that takes inspiration from bluegrass, celtic, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues in what she calls her “Southern Gothic alt-country blues style.” She has been hailed in Rolling Stone as “one of roots music’s most exciting emerging talents, blending a deep knowledge of old time music with sensibilities spanning classic country to contemporary R&B.”
About the Artist
Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, her eclectic influences span decades, finding inspiration in old time music, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues. Our Native Daughters, her recent collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago) delivered a full-length album produced by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell, Songs of Our Native Daughters).
Our Native Daughters was nominated for Duo/Group of the Year at the 2019 Americana Honors & Award and the Grammy-nominated and 2019 Folk Alliance International Conference Song of the Year, “Black Myself”, written by Amythyst, was described by NPR as “the simmering defiance of self-respect in the face of racism.”
Provocative and fierce, Amythyst’s ability to cross boundaries is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable. Amythyst regularly tours the United Kingdom and has performed at Celtic Connections, Southern Fried Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, and SummerTyne Americana Festival. She is a crowd favorite at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in the U.S. and has shined at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and opening for artists such as the Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, Old Crow Medicine Show, First Aid Kit, Darrell Scott, and Tim O’Brien.
Artist, date, time, and program subject to change.
Live captioning is available for this performance (English Only). Visit https://attend.wordly.ai/join/QOCY-8935 to view captions.
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