This is a past program
This program took place on
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Now streaming on YouTube
About the Program
From Los Angeles to the hills of East Tennessee, join us for an evening of awe-inspiring American roots music. Performing from the Skirball’s Taper Courtyard, Joachim Cooder delivers an airy and atmospheric performance alongside his legendary father, Ry Cooder. Playing both original compositions and modern arrangements of Uncle Dave Macon’s old-time country tunes, the two light up the stage with twinkling, indie-infused folk.
Then, live from the heartland, Grammy-nominated musician Amythyst Kiah impresses with rich vocals and powerful storytelling. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Appalachia mixed with Kiah’s own captivating blend of rock, country, and blues in this stunning performance.
Also go behind the scenes with the artists for a look at their musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future.
About the Series
Tune in to these uniquely curated experiences, which pair acts from across the country and around the world with talent from the local music scene.