Amythyst Kiah’s Wary + Strange out NOW

Performing on CBS Saturday tomorrow (6.19)


Today, Amythyst Kiah shares her new album Wary + Strange, available everywhere via Rounder Records. Interlacing her Black identity, confessional alt-rock, and the elemental sounds of traditional roots music, the eleven-track collection — all written or co-written by the artist — is a culmination of her relentless journey of personal and musical exploration. Throughout, the most striking moments are those of visceral, unflinching self-actualization, as Amythyst brings her once-hidden emotions of grief, anger, and abandonment to the forefront in this raw and nuanced redefining of roots music.

Listen/Buy Wary + Strange here

In a The New York Times profile which ran earlier this week, Amythyst expands on her uncompromising vision for her sound and the one day in the studio where two sounds collided with the help of producer Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Molly Tuttle, Andrew Bird). Read more here.

Wary + Strange is already receiving breakout critical praise from major media outlets. She’s one of PEOPLE Magazine’s Black Musical Artists You Need To Watch in 2021, and more recently, joined Jason Isbell as the most-nominated artist at this year’s Americana Music Awards, earning three nominations.

Tomorrow (6.19), Amythyst is set to perform on CBS Saturday. She made her national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live last month, performing the album’s standout lead single “Black Myself,” watch here.


1.  Soapbox

2.  Black Myself

3.  Wild Turkey

4.  Hangover Blues

5.  Fancy Drones (Fracture Me)

6.  Firewater

7.  Tender Organs

8.  Ballad of Lost

9.  Sleeping Queen

10.  Opaque

11.  Soapbox Reprise


June 18 – Abbeville Friends of Freedom Presents – Abbeville, SC

June 19 -The Blue Ridge Music Center – Galax, VA

June 20 – Flat Iron Crossroads – Gloucester, VA

June 25 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN

June 27 – Lighting 100 Nashville Sunday Night @ 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN

June 29 – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN

July 1 – Floyd Small Town Summer – Floyd, VA

July 4 – Border Bash – Bristol, VA

July 17 – Stone Ridge Orchard Farmhouse Cider Bar – Stone Ridge, NY

July 24 – People’s Light – Malvern, PA

Aug. 2 – Chautauqua Amphitheater – Chautauqua, NY

Aug. 3 – Cain Park – Cleveland Heights, OH

Aug. 5 – Levitt Amp Middlesboro – Middlesboro, KY

Aug. 7 – Road to Bristol Rhythm Concert Series – Bristol, VA

Aug. 14 – Gorge Amphitheatre – Quincy, WA*

Aug. 27 – Weis Center – Lewisburg, PA

Aug. 28 – Hudson River Park Blues & BBQ (virtual)

Sept. 10 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN

Sept. 11 – Moon River Music Festival – Chattanooga, TN

Sept. 17 – MerleFest – Wilkesboro, NC

Sept. 24 – Freshgrass Festival – North Adams, MA

Sept. 25 – Folk at the Edge Concert Series – New Haven, CT

Sept. 30 – Strathmore – North Bethesda, MD

Oct. 22 – The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor – Boothbay Harbor, ME

Oct. 24 – Bank of NH Stage – Concord, NH

Feb. 1 – Feb. 5 – Girls Just Wanna Weekend – Hard Rock Hotel & Unico Riviera Maya

* denotes show w. Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow