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Women in Bluegrass & American Roots Music

 Amythyst Kiah &
Shay Martin Lovette

Saturday, August 8th @ 7:00 PM

$20 Adult - General Admission 
Children 12 and Under - Free

Advance tickets will not be sold. Tickets will be available for purchase the night of the show at the BMRC.


 Amythyst Kiah

Amethyst Kiah

Born in Chattanooga and 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.

Our Native Daughters, her recent collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), has delivered a full-length album produced by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell, Songs of Our Native Daughters (out now on Smithsonian Folkways). NPR described the opening track, Black Myself, written by Amythyst, as “the simmering defiance of self-respect in the face of racism.” The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best American Roots Song. The supergroup hit the road in July 2019 with a series of special dates that included performances at Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture as well as Newport Folk Festival. The group was nominated for Duo/Group of the Year at the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards. "Black Myself" won 2019 Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Conference.

Amythyst Kiah is 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.”
— ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

amythystkiah.com

Shay Martin Lovette 

Shay Martin Lovette

Shay Martin Lovette is a singer-songwriter originating in the foothills of Appalachia in North Carolina. He has placed in nationally recognized songwriting competitions like Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition and Telluride's Troubadour Songwriting Competition. He has performed at music festivals such as Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and Carolina in the Fall.

Shay Martin Lovette is a singer-songwriter originating in the foothills of Appalachia in North Carolina. He has placed in nationally recognized songwriting competitions like Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition and Telluride's Troubadour Songwriting Competition. He has performed at music festivals such as Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and Carolina in the Fall.

His first CD, Swift Drifter was released in 2019 and Shay and his band won first place in the 2019 Merlefest Band Contest.

shaymartinlovette.com

Women in Bluegrass and American Roots Music concerts are in celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, and are made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Foundation.