Abingdon Sessions: Amythyst Kiah + Front Country
Barter Theatre, 8:00 PM
Amythyst Kiah + Front Country, February 29, 2020
Doors open 7:15pm, Show begins 8:00pm
Genre: Old Time Music, Bluegrass, Folk
For Fans Of: Rhiannon Giddens, Mandolin Orange
Amythyst Kiah Bio
Born in Chattanooga and now based in Johnson City, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past.
Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, her eclectic influences span decades, finding inspiration in old time music, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues.
Provocative and fierce, Amythyst’s ability to cross boundaries is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable.
Front Country Bio
In today's crowded musical landscape, it's hard enough to develop a unique and recognizable sound that can set you apart. That done, you face an even greater challenge: What IS this music? Although Front Country has a foundation in traditional music, they are creating their own path and sound with grace, poise, confidence and extreme skill. They call it “roots pop" and it's easy to agree with them. In fact you can't deny the infusion of these two sounds.