The Road to Bristol Rhythm: Amythyst Kiah
The Birthplace of Country Music(BCM) is making up for lost time and ramping up the excitement for its annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival with a monthly outdoor concert series starting in June.
The Road to Bristol Rhythm Concert Series, sponsored by Virginia is for Music Lovers, will offer music lovers a taste of what they’ve been missing during the pandemic, with elements of the September festival’s best features – great live music by premiere talent set in a glorious, outdoor location in Historic Downtown Bristol. Musical guests headlining the Road to Bristol Rhythm Concert Series are also slated to perform at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion this September, offering a preview of what’s in store at our 20th anniversary celebration late summer!
About Amythyst Kiah
Though Amythyst Kiah is a Chattanooga native, Johnson City and Bristol have long claimed her as their own since she moved here as a teen to attend East Tennessee State University. During her time there, she was deeply influenced by her studies at the institution’s Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music program, and developed a deep reverence and love for old-time and roots music. Amythyst also interned at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, aiding in research efforts prior to opening. Since then she has taken her Southern gothic sound to the world stage, having toured internationally and been honored with a Grammy nomination for her song “Black Myself.” With a recent guest spot on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a new album, Wary + Strange, due out this summer, there is little doubt that her upward trajectory is well-deserved and isn’t likely to slow down any time soon.