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Friday, August 24, 2018 |
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Part of Pentangle’s Brown Bag Concert Series
Friday, August 24th at 5:30 pm
Woodstock History Center Back Lawn
*Beer and Wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*
A professed Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accoutered interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band (Her Chest of Glass), Amythyst’s toolbox is augmented by her scholarship of African-American roots music. Her eclectic influences span decades, drawing heavily on old time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Jimmie Rodgers, Olla Belle Reed, Carter Family), inspired by strong R&B and country music vocalists from the ’50s-’70s (Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn) and influenced by contemporary artists with powerful vocal integrity (Adele, Florence and the Machine, and Janelle Monae). Recent tours in Scotland and the U.K. have seen Amythyst performing for audiences at the Americana Music Association UK Showcase, the Southern Fried Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and SummerTyne Americana Festival. She is a crowd favorite at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in the U.S., has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. Provocative and coolly fierce, Amythyst Kiah’s ability to cross the boundaries of blues and old-time through reinterpretation is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable. Americana, Southern Roots, Alt-Country, Blues
Fill a Brown Bag for the Woodstock Community Food Shelf! Pick up an empty bag at one concert…and bring it back full to the next. Popular items include pasta and pasta sauce, hot and cold cereal, canned tuna, canned soups and stews, peanut butter, dried beans, and rice. Bags are available near the Pentangle table on the Green.