Skirball Stages Joachim Cooderand Amythyst Kiah

Left: Joachim Cooder with his father Ry Cooder, photo by Larry Sandez; Right: Amythyst Kiah, photo by Anna Hedges

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Joachim Cooder and Amythyst Kiah

Virtual Concert

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.

Didn’t catch the premiere? No worries! Skirball Stages: Joachim Cooder and Amythyst Kiah is available to view on the Skirball’s YouTube channel.

More about the Artists

Learn more about Joachim Cooder and Amythyst Kiah in these insightful “Meet the Musicians” program notes.

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Donor Support

Skirball Stages is made possible by generous support from:

The Bilger Family

LA County Dept of Arts and Culture