Amythyst Kiah + Aaron Burdett at Blue Ridge Music Center

Photo by Sandlin Gaither


Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 7:00pm


Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Road
milepost 213, Blue Ridge Parkway
Galax, VA 24333

With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, Tennessee-raised singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah expands on her uncompromising artistry. Her standout song “Black Myself” earned a Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the 2019 Folk Alliance International Awards.

When combined with the transcendent quality of her elevated sound, what emerges is an extraordinary vessel for Kiah’s songwriting: a raw yet nuanced examination of grief, alienation, and the hard-won triumph of total self-acceptance.

Following up her recording with Our Native Daughters, a women-of-color supergroup, Kiah will be releasing a new solo album, Wary + Strange, in June.

Opening: Aaron Burdett is an acclaimed Americana and folk singer-songwriter and performer from Western North Carolina. He's won top awards in multiple songwriting competitions hosted by MerleFest, The USA Songwriting Competition, Mountain Stage, the North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-op, and Our State Magazine. His last four albums have been voted top 20 Albums of the Year by listeners of the popular Western North Carolina radio station, WNCW 88.7.

Adults $25, children 12 and younger admitted for free


Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.