NPS / DJ Reiser
Amythyst Kiah @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series
April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A professed Southern Gothic songster 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 (Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn) and influenced by contemporary artists with powerful vocal integrity (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Megan Jean and the KFB, 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.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.
Listen to Amythyst Kiah’s Wildebeest here.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? All ages are welcome, but we do serve alcohol and require that anyone purchasing alcoholic drinks carry a valid form of legal identification (driver’s license, state-issued ID card, etc.).
What can I bring into the event? We ask that patrons do not bring food or beverages to this event.
What’s the refund policy? No refunds on ticket sales.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We accept tickets in the following forms: printed, digital, or confirmation emails. Please make sure to have one of the prior mentioned for ease of entrance.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Ticket purchases are transferable.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends? This is acceptable as long as the individual attending has a printed ticket, digital ticket, or confirmation email for proof of purchase.