A professed Southern gothic songster, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presences is matched by her raw and hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past “Kiah’s toolbox is augmented by her scholarship of African-American roots music,” the BRMC said. “Provocative and cooly fierce, her ability to cross the boundaries of blues and old-time through reinterpretation is groundbreaking.”. Kiah returns to the Music Center with her full band, after an acoustic solo performance last year, opening for Old Crow Medicine Show.
Although they’re based in Nashville, Wild Ponies has always looked to Southwest Virginia – where the bandmates Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised – for inspiration. They pay tribute to that powerful music and rugged landscape with their stripped-back album, Galax, which connects their Nashville favorites and revered old-time players from Galax (Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith and Kilby Spencer).
The Roots of American Music concert series is held in the outdoor amphitheater. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. Please bring chairs and blankets. Picnics are welcome, but no alcohol. Galax Smokehouse will be on hand serving barbecue, sides and desserts.