Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday, August 2, 2021.
With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, the Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she most recently revealed as part of Our Native Daughters, an all-women-of-color supergroup that brought Kiah to Chautauqua in 2019. Kiah’s standout song “Black Myself” earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the 2019 Folk Alliance International Awards. Called “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets” by Rolling Stone, Kiah triumphs as both songwriter and singer in her return to the Chautauqua Amphitheater.
“Her razor-sharp guitar picking alone guarantees her a place among masters, but it’s her deep-hued voice that can change on a dime from brushed steel to melted toffee that commands attention.” —The New York Times
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