Amythyst Kiah: Black Myself
Amythyst Kiah -- who Rolling Stone calls “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets” -- will release a radically reimagined version of “Black Myself,” the GRAMMY-nominated song she originally recorded in 2019 with Our Native Daughters (the group includes Amythyst, Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell).
Produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird) and recorded at LA’s legendary Sound City Studios, this new version departs from the mid-tempo and largely acoustic original version, amplifying the track’s kinetic tension via stacked vocals and a wash of electric guitar.“‘Black Myself’ is the first song I’ve written that was confrontational,” says Amythyst. The album is a glorious combination of two vastly different worlds - the iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion and the roots music scene where she has recently seen breakout success - while also telling a story that is uniquely hers.
Amythyst has emerged as one of Americana’s greatest up and coming artists over the past few years. She is a Grammy-nominated member of Our Native Daughters and known for her provocative and fierce solo work that takes inspiration from bluegrass, Celtic, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues in what she calls her “Southern Gothic alt-country blues style.” She has been hailed in Rolling Stone as “one of roots music’s most exciting emerging talents, blending a deep knowledge of old time music with sensibilities spanning classic country to contemporary R&B.”
Amythyst Kiah: Live from Home Performance with Q & A
Scheduled for Mar 5, 2021 7PM - SAVE THE DATE