NPR released a piece yesterday, interviewing the two friends Maya de Vitry and Jessy Wilson about their respective careers first working in bands, and now going solo. The interview addresses the compromises of collaboration and its contrast with solo work. de Vitry, who was a fiddler and harmony singer of the Stray Birds, recounts a Read more | Read NPR's full interview here.
Singer-songwriter Lisa Morales draws from a creative palette informed by the rhythms, colors and flavors of the Southwest — from the painted-desert skies of her native Tucson, Arizona, where she and cousin Linda Ronstadt grew up, to the sea-salted air of Houston, where she moved at 18, and the history-filled city of San Antonio, where Read more
Amythyst Kiah has been featured on a 2-page spread for Living Blues‘s most recent issue! For Living Blues’ 2019 Critic’s Poll, Dom Flemons was awarded Best Traditional & Acoustic Blues Album of the year, while Rhiannon Giddens took home Most Outstanding Musician (Banjo)! Check out Living Blues’ current issue here. Read more | Check out Living Blues' most recent issue.
Our Native Daughters graced Newport’s Folk Fest stage on Sunday afternoon, preaching about America’s 400-year-old story of black womanhood. The four-piece band comprising of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell, and Leyla McCalla evoked an array of emotions for their hour-long set’s entirety. Their banjo-driven folk sound carried their cries of history to every ear Read more | Read Rolling Stone's full article here.