October 22 @ 7:30 pm
“One of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets,” says Rolling Stone. “She really is important in reminding people that there is a great tradition of African-American, old-time musicians. I love that she sings in this really rich low vocal range, just straight from the chest, resonant, ” according to NPR. “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,” reports the The New York Times. 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. Amythyst Kiah first appeared on the Opera House stage with Rhiannon Giddens, and on that night our audience said Bring Her Back! We are thrilled to include Amythyst Kiah on our 2021 calender. Don’t miss this evening. Advance discounted tickets $25. Regular tickets $30. Tickets not currently available online. Call the box office at 207-633-5159.