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Yola – Walk Through Fire World Tour w/ Amythyst Kiah
February 23 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM$22
Yola (born Yolanda Quartey; 1983) is a Grammy nominated English musician, singer and songwriter from Bristol, England. She has also gone by the name Yola Carter. She became the lead singer of the band Phantom Limb, who released their first album in 2010. She has sung backing vocals for numerous artists including Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and Iggy Azalea. Yola received four nominations at the 62nd Grammy Awards, including the all-genre Best New Artist category. Yola released her first solo EP, Orphan Offering, in 2016. In February 2019, she released her debut album Walk Through Fire on Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label, to much acclaim. The album title references both a fire which damaged Yola’s home and an abusive relationship from which she escaped. AllMusic called the album “an extraordinary record, one designed to be part of a grand musical tradition, and it contains enough emotion and imagination to earn its place within that lineage.”Brittney McKenna of NPR Music’s First Listen declared, “It’s the work of an artist sure to stun audiences for years to come.” The Wall Street Journal stated, “The album is an introduction to a seasoned, major vocalist that stands to be remembered as a breakthrough.”
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. Provocative and fierce, Amythyst’s ability to cross boundaries is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable.