May 12, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Concert: Dustbowl and Deep South Music
Music inspired by Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
Featuring the Del McCoury Band and Amythyst Kiah presented in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame
(222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville)
Free to Frist Art Museum members; included with Country Music Hall of Fame museum admission for not-yet-members.
Program ticket required.
First come, first seated
Join the Frist Art Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for a musical celebration of Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. The Del McCoury Band will perform songs inspired by Lange’s Depression-era photographs, including selections from Del and Woody, an album of songs with original lyrics by Woody Guthrie and music by McCoury. Del McCoury has won thirty-one International Bluegrass Music Association awards and was elected to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2011. Amythyst Kiah will perform music inspired by Lange’s photos of the Deep South in the 1930s. Informed by her knowledge of African American roots music, Kiah’s sound blends old-time music and blues. She has released two albums—Dig and Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass—and contributed musically to Songs of Our Native Daughters, an album assembled by Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens and released earlier this year on Smithsonian Folkways. The program will be streamed live at CountryMusicHallOfFame.org/streaming.