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WATCH: Yasmin Williams, "Through the Woods" (Live on 'Mountain Stage')Artist: Yasmin Williams Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia Song: "Through the Woods" (Live on Mountain Stage) Album: Urban Driftwood Release Date: January 21, 2021 In Their Words: "When I first arrived at Mountain Stage, I was shown a long list of all of the past performers and was extremely excited to now…
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Black VoicesOct 22, 2021

Artist: AHI Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada Latest Album: Prospect, out November 5, 2021 Rejected band names: UrbanPeasant (high school rap name) and Back To Now (University band name) What was the first moment that you knew you wanted to be a musician? Before I left home to backpack across Ethiopia, I gave away, sold or…

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Black VoicesOct 12, 2021

Artist: Robert Finley Hometown: Bernice, Louisiana Song: "I Can Feel Your Pain" Album: Sharecropper's Son Label: Easy Eye Sound Editor's Note: Read our BGS interview with Robert Finley. In Their Words: "'I Can Feel Your Pain' relates really to what is going on today. From people losing loved ones to the pandemic, all the marches…

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Black VoicesSep 10, 2021

Artist: Dan + Claudia Zanes Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland Song: "Let Love Be Your Guide (for John Lewis)" Album: Let Love Be Your Guide Release Date: September 10, 2021 Label: Smithsonian Folkways In Their Words: "The part that says 'for John Lewis' tells you how this song originated.... In March of 2020, when the national state…

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Black VoicesAug 25, 2021

When Amythyst Kiah was a teenager in the suburbs of Chattanooga, Tennessee, she wanted to be “the guitar-playing version of Tori Amos.” Locked away in her room with her headphones pulled over her ears, poring over liner notes and listening intently for every nuance in her favorite records, she found solace in the way Amos…

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Black VoicesAug 25, 2021

Artist: Johnnyswim Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee Single: “Devastating” Release Date: August 25, 2021 In Their Words: “As a married duo it’s easy to write songs about the pleasures of love and romance, but in ‘Devastating’ we explore the depth of love that at its best, isn’t just sweet, but, if all goes right, will be touched…