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SECCA to host David Holt with special guest Amythyst Kiah on May 20

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Don’t miss this opportunity to see four-time Grammy award winner David Holt and his band along with special guest Amythyst Kiah at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem
The concert, which is a Crossroads @ SECCA event, is co-sponsored by the Blue Ridge Music Center.

According to the music center’s e-newsletter, Holt has been an advocate for traditional mountain music and Southern folk tales for several decades. He has immersed himself in Appalachian culture, collecting stories and songs, which are at the core of his performances. Holt was the longtime host of two popular, nationally syndicated roots music programs, the PBS series “Folkways” and NPR’s “Riverwalk Jazz.”
Holt will be joined by his band, Josh Goforth and Will McIntyre, as well as by special guest Amythyst Kiah, an exciting, young African-American folksinger from Johnson County, Tennessee, with a rich and soulful voice reminiscent of Odetta. Kiah draws heavily from old-time mountain music, blues and R&B, deftly fusing traditional roots music with her own style.
Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $30 for VIP tickets (reserved seating area and custom letterpress poster), and $35 for general admission and $40 for VIP tickets when purchased on the day of the show. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Food trucks and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available for purchase.
Can’t make the show? You can catch Kiah at the Music Center on Aug. 26 with Mipso.


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