The Center For The Arts Presents Indigo Girls Amythyst Kiah opening

The Center For The Arts Presents Indigo Girls Amythyst Kiah opening
Event on 2017-09-10 00:00:00

All tickets for this intimate show are SOLD OUT!

Along with Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers rank at the very top of all-time great duos. The sublime music-making-machine-skewering “Making Promises” is one of their finest rockers.– The Boston Herald

Their 14th studio album finds the Indigo Girls operating as powerfully as at any time in their career, on a set of uncommonly strong songs performed with the kind of typically understated Nashville polish that affords their signature harmonies the full spotlight.
– The Independent (UK)

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s.
After signing to Epic Records in 1988, the Indigo Girls released their critically acclaimed eponymous album to thunderous praise; it remained on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 35 weeks, earned double platinum status, received a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist” and won “Best Contemporary Folk Recording.” They were overnight folk icons who continued to live up to the high standards they’d set for themselves: they’ve since released 14 albums (3 platinum and 3 gold), received six Grammy nominations and have won one. Indigo Girls have toured with innumerable star acts including Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, R.E.M., Sarah MacLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Jewel and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk.  Having established an intensely dedicated fan base, the duo continues to remain relevant and attract new fans. With their latest release, Beauty Queen Sister, released on IG Recordings distributed by Vanguard Records, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.

In 2015 Indigo Girls released their 16th studio album, One Lost Day, produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin and mixed by Brian Joseph.Amythyst Kiah

A professed Southern Gothic songster based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, she studied old time music and music performance, and it proved to be a pivotal moment in her life as she transformed from a long-time closet musician into a well-rounded, captivating performer.

Accoutered interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band (Her Chest of Glass), Amythyst’s toolbox is augmented by her scholarship of African-American roots music. Her eclectic influences span decades, drawing heavily on old time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Jimmie Rodgers, Olla Belle Reed, Carter Family), inspired by strong R&B and country music vocalists from the ’50s-’70s (Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn) and influenced by contemporary artists with powerful vocal integrity (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Megan Jean and the KFB, Janelle Monae).

Recent tours in Scotland and the U.K. have seen Amythyst performing for audiences at the Americana Music Association UK Showcase, the Southern Fried Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and SummerTyne Americana Festival. She is a crowd favorite at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in the U.S., has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival.

Provocative and coolly fierce, Amythyst Kiah’s ability to cross the boundaries of blues and old-time through reinterpretation is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable.


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ai3 Mixes Local History, Spirit and Distinctive Design for Hotel Indigo

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 17, 2012

ai3, Inc. has been selected to redefine the guest experience for new Hotel Indigo properties across the Southeast. An award-winning multi-disciplinary design studio, ai3 will design Hotel Indigo properties in Nashville, Tennessee; Sarasota, Florida; and Oxford Mississippi. By incorporating unique local cultural and historical influences into each propertys design, ai3 will create a guest experience that juxtaposes modern luxury and neighborhood intimacy.

The intimacy of hotel design is pushing boundaries. Its no longer enough to simply give a nod to a particular local design style. The challenge today is how to design an entire guest experience thats built upon local influences and neighborhood savvy, said Lucy Aiken Johnson, ASID and partner at ai3.

Hotel Oxford, By Hotel Indigo

ai3 will provide full interior design services for a new Hotel Indigo property in the historic district of downtown Oxford, Mississippi. The design of Hotel Oxford, By Hotel Indigo will be inspired by the legacy of Oxford Square and its rich culture of literature and music.

We want to create a place that immerses guests in everything that makes Oxford so unique. ai3s ability to weave history and culture into modern design will make Hotel Oxford unlike any other in the region, said Luke Chamblee, president, Chamblee Hospitality Group.

ai3s designs are no stranger to Oxford, thanks to the studios collaborations with Chef John Currence of City Grocery and Boure. Hotel Oxford, By Hotel Indigo is scheduled to open in April 2014.

Hotel Indigo Downtown Nashville

When it re-opens at the beginning of 2013, Hotel Indigo Downtown Nashville will be substantially renovated, including an additional 33 rooms. Bob Winston, president of Winston Hospitality, chose ai3 to do much more than renovate and expand the Hotel Indigo in Downtown Nashvilles Printers Alley. The studio has been tasked with creating a design that tells a lesser-known story about Nashvilles history. The new design draws inspiration from the evolution of Printers Alley from the actual printing process to the areas prominence in the 1800s as a speakeasy.

Had country music not come to Nashville, the city would have been a printing capital of the world. In the 1960s, this area was home to 36 different printers and, for a century prior, it was a speakeasy for intellects, businessmen and politicians. People dont associate Nashville with that legacy, but its a strong one that we want to articulate in the new design of Hotel Indigo Downtown Nashville, said Winston.

Hotel Indigo Sarasota

Located in one of Floridas most prominent coastal arts communities, Hotel Indigo Sarasota is undergoing an interior design renovation that will incorporate the areas cultural and artistic influences as well as additional property improvements. The comprehensive redesign will be implemented over the next 24 months.

The caliber of Sarasotas fine arts community is only matched by its incredible coastal location. ai3s ability to tell stories through design will help us articulate this across the entire guest experience, said Leslie Power, general manager, Hotel Indigo Sarasota.

To learn more about ai3s hotel designs, check out ai3s Soapbox Blog at For more information on ai3 and its architecture, interior and product design services, please visit

About ai3, Inc.

ai3s multi-disciplinary design services reveal the stories that give meaning and value to design. Through the exchange of ideas and thoughtful client dialogue, ai3 creates energetic, compelling designs across a wide spectrum of industries and geographies. To learn more about ai3s architecture, interior and product design services, please visit