Amythyst Kiah is a Southern Gothic alt-country blues singer-songwriter whose commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals, and deeply moving, hypnotic sound.
Picking a banjo or acoustic guitar, Amythyst's influences span decades. She draws heavily on old time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Jimmie Rodgers, Olla Belle Reed, Carter Family), strong R&B and country music vocalists (Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn) and contemporary artists with powerful vocal integrity (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Megan Jean and the KFB, Janelle Monae).
Amythyst's ability to reinterpret traditional folk and blues is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable and we are honored to have her as a part of our Bright New Music Series this month.
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47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866