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Join us for this special online event Celebrating Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion with Amythyst Kiah, Morgan Wade, and Martha Spencer, presented by Virginia is for Lovers and sponsored by Holston Medical Group.
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Facebook Live
With the cancellation of this year’s Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) will host a weekend-long series of virtual events that include concerts, videos of past performances and more.
About Amythyst Kiah
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and based in Johnson City, we proudly claim Amythyst as one of our own. Her timely song “Black Myself” was nominated for Best American Roots Song at The Grammy’s and won Song of the Year at Folk Alliance International last year. The song is featured on the album “Our Native Daughters” – a collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell. The group was also nominated for Duo/Group of the Year at the 2019 Americana Honors and Awards.
About Morgan Wade
Based out of Floyd, Virginia, Morgan Wade’s “harshly poetic voice brings the listener to the forefront of an emotional battleground. The sound is what I can only hope to be the new wave of country rock ‘n’ roll. Backed with a harder, edgier sound quality, the group brings an energy that can have listeners head banging one second only to be toe tapping and swaying the next.”
About Martha Spencer
Martha is a singer-songwriter, mountain musician and dancer from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She grew up in the musical Spencer family and learned to clog, flatfoot, and play several instrument at a young age including guitar, fiddle, banjo, bass, dulcimer, and mandolin. She performs and has recorded with various groups and has been involved in several roots music projects.