Amythyst Kiah shares her new album, Wary + Strange, available everywhere via Rounder Records. Interlacing her Black identity, confessional alt-rock, and the elemental sounds of traditional roots music, the eleven-track collection – all written or co-written by the artist – is a culmination of her relentless journey of personal and musical exploration. Throughout, the most striking moments are those of visceral, unflinching self-actualization, as Amythyst brings her once-hidden emotions of grief, anger, and abandonment to the forefront in this raw and nuanced redefining of roots music.
In a The New York Times profile which ran earlier this week, Amythyst expands on her uncompromising vision for her sound and the one day in the studio where two sounds collided with the help of producer Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Molly Tuttle, Andrew Bird). Read more here.
Wary + Strange is already receiving breakout critical praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Ebony, PEOPLE, MTV and many more. She’s one of PEOPLE Magazine’s Black Musical Artists You Need To Watch in 2021, and more recently, joined Jason Isbell as the most-nominated artist at this year’s Americana Music Awards, earning three nominations.
Amythyst performed on CBS Yesterday. She made her national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live last month, performing the album’s standout lead single, Black Myself, watch here.
Wary + Strange Track List:
5.Fancy Drones (Fracture Me)
8.Ballad of Lost
Upcoming Tour Dates:
June 18 – Abbeville Friends of Freedom Presents – Abbeville, SC
June 19 -The Blue Ridge Music Center – Galax, VA
June 20 – Flat Iron Crossroads – Gloucester, VA
June 25 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
June 27 – Lighting 100 Nashville Sunday Night @ 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
June 29 – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN
July 1 – Floyd Small Town Summer – Floyd, VA
July 4 – Border Bash – Bristol, VA
July 17 – Stone Ridge Orchard Farmhouse Cider Bar – Stone Ridge, NY
July 24 – People’s Light – Malvern, PA
August 2 – Chautauqua Amphitheater – Chautauqua, NY
August 3 – Cain Park – Cleveland Heights, OH
August 5 – Levitt Amp Middlesboro – Middlesboro, KY
August 7 – Road to Bristol Rhythm Concert Series – Bristol, VA
August 14 – Gorge Amphitheatre – Quincy, WA*
August 28 – Hudson River Park Blues & BBQ (virtual)
September 10 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN
September 11 – Moon River Music Festival – Chattanooga, TN
September 17 – MerleFest – Wilkesboro, NC
September 24 – Freshgrass Festival – North Adams, MA
September 25 – Folk at the Edge Concert Series – New Haven, CT
September 30 – Strathmore – North Bethesda, MD
October 22 – The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor – Boothbay Harbor, ME
October 24 – Bank of NH Stage – Concord, NH
* denotes show w. Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow