SUNDOWN SERIES | THURSDAY | OCT 22, 2020 | 8 PM
As one of Nashville’s most prominent music blogs “No Country For New Nashville” puts it, “Bre Kennedy has become one of the most essential rising singer-songwriters in Nashville's robust pop scene”. Known for her commanding vocals and completely riveting live performances, she has become a well-known name in the New Nashville community. The release of her buzz-worthy debut independent EP “Jealous Of Birds” in 2019 only reaffirmed this.
Her innate ability to connect with her audience and silence a room is what makes Kennedy’s music so engaging to those who watch her. Bre has touring history with coveted acts such as Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., Bird Talker, Rhys Lewis & Phillip Phillips. Bre released her second EP in January 2020 called “Twenty Something” that caught the attention of acclaimed artists such as Camila Cabello. Bre started off the year selling out one of Nashville’s most historic music venues, Exit/In and is now currently readying for the release of her debut album 2021.
This performance is presented by First Horizon
SUNDOWN SERIES | THURSDAY | OCT 29, 2020 | 8 PM
Born in Chattanooga and based in Johnson City, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past.
Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, her eclectic influences span decades, finding inspiration in old time music, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues.
Our Native Daughters, her recent collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), has delivered a full-length album produced by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell, Songs of Our Native Daughters (out now on Smithsonian Folkways). NPR described the opening track, Black Myself, written by Amythyst, as “the simmering defiance of self-respect in the face of racism.” The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best American Roots Song. The supergroup hit the road in July 2019 with a series of special dates that included performances at Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture as well as Newport Folk Festival. The group was nominated for Duo/Group of the Year at the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards. "Black Myself" won 2019 Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Conference.