'Black Myself' songwriter Amethyst Kiah plays downtown Tampa on Friday

The Tennessean player could revolutionize a new Great American Songbook.

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Amythyst Kiah
Self-described “Southern gothic” singer-songwriter Amethyst Kiah—who's headed to Tampa on Friday for a show at the Straz Center—is already a recipient of the Grammy for Best American Roots Song.

“Black Myself” is both an encouraging anthem for POC—and a middle finger to racists and some conservative Christians. “Your precious god ain’t gonna bless me/‘Cause I’m black myself,” Kiah sings on the track.
The Tennessee-bred banjo player could revolutionize a new Great American Songbook, see her at the intimate Jaeb Theater while she’s in the process of doing so.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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