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September 30 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$16
KCP Presents, produced by Catamount Arts, is pleased to host Amythyst Kiah, referred to by Rolling Stone as “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets,” for her many musical gifts and her glorious collision of two vastly different worlds – iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion and the old-time roots music scene where she continues to find breakout success.
While tapping into the vibrant musicality she honed 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 that include Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, and Leyla McCalla.
Kiah’s fabulous song “Black Myself,” earned her a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards. Check out her powerful and irresistible new tune “Flower (Find My Baby),” recorded with Moby.
Amythyst Kiah keeps expanding her 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 potent vulnerability and personal revelation, ultimately offering a raw yet nuanced examination of grief, alienation, and the hard-won triumph of total self-acceptance.
“Whether it’s trusting her instincts or protecting herself, even when she’s accompanying those authentic dispatches with head-nodding grooves or blistering guitar, Kiah’s undeniably herself and fearless about the stories she wants to share.” – Rolling Stone
“Kiah can wield the electric guitar quite well, herself, but it’s her powerful, expansive, bold, and confident vocals that will draw the most attention.” – Glide Magazine
The KCP Presents Series is produced by Catamount Arts working in association with Kingdom County Productions and supported by generous local sponsors including Passumpsic Bank, St. Johnsbury Academy, Vermont Broadcast Associates, Vermont Public, Seven Days, The Point, and Autosavers Group, with grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Arts Council, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.