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. In preparation for the TrustLive on Celebrating Women's History at PastForward 2019, we wanted to share a few videos of her performances and a playlist of her recent collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell (of Birds of Chicago), known as Our Native Daughters. We're excited to have Amythyst Kiah join Ada Deer and Dr. Tiya Miles in a discussion about the various ways in which women's history is told.
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