American Roots Concert Series: Amythyst Kiah
Sunday, June 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Hill Center is thrilled to welcome Amythyst Kiah as part of our free, outdoor American Roots Music Series!
The Rounder Records debut from Amythyst Kiah, Wary + Strange marks the glorious collision of two vastly different worlds: the iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion, and the roots/old-time-music scene where she’s found breakout success in recent years, including recognition from Rolling Stone as “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets.” Along with tapping into the vibrant musicality she honed in part through her studies in East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, Country Music program, the Chattanooga-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she’s displayed as a member of Our Native Daughters—an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards.
Produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird) and made with esteemed musicians like Blake Mills, Wary + Strange arrives as a deeply immersive body of work, endlessly redefining the limits of roots music in its inventive rhythms and textures. With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, Kiah gracefully interlaces political commentary and personal revelation, ultimately offering a raw yet nuanced examination of grief, alienation, and the hard-won triumph of total self-acceptance.
“Amythyst Kiah Found Her Powerful Voice. Now She Has a Sound to Match It.” About Wary + Strange
– The New York Times
“Breakthrough for an artist on the rise.” About Black Myself – NPR Music
*We are thrilled to celebrate Hill Center’s 10th anniversary and its post-pandemic revival!*
Other American Roots Concerts (Spring 2022):
- Sunday, April 24, 4:30-6:30pm: C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band
- Sunday, May 1, 4:30-6:30pm: Kyshona
- Sunday, May 15, 4:30-6:30pm: Session Americana
- Sunday, June 12, 4:30-6:30pm: Jake Blount
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