FOTO: Sandlin Gathier

Amythyst Kiah (USA)

Thursday 25. august - 16:00 - Bolero
Friday 26. august - 20:30 - Visemøllen

A powerful, raw voice from Tennessee, original songs inspired by blues, country, oldtime and folk. Amythyst Kiah mixes traWith a powerful, raw voice from Tennessee, original songs inspired by blues, country, oldtime and folk, Amythyst Kiah mixes traditional music with elements of today’s R&B. “One of roots music’s most exciting new talents,” wrote Rolling Stone magazine of Amythyst Kiah. In the summer of 2021, she released her third album Wary + Strange, and she appears in the film documentary For Love & Country (Amazon Prime), about Afro-american country musicians and Nashville. One of the songs in the documentary is Black Myself, a song about identity and racism, Grammy nominated and written by Amythyst Kiah. It’s also on the album Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019), focussed on Afro-american women’s history and a cooperative effort with three other women singers: Rhiannon Giddens, co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leyla McCalla, who played Tønder Festival in 2017, and Allison Russell. Amythyst Kiah’s British tours have included performances at Celtic Connections and Cambridge Folk Festival. Here she is solo, her only Danish festival concert in 2022.