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.
Can’t make the streaming event? No worries! Skirball Stages: Joachim Cooder and Amythyst Kiah will be available to view on the Skirball’s YouTube channel following the premiere date.
Make it dinner and a show! Before settling in for showtime, swing by the Skirball campus to pick up a sumptuous meal prepared by the Skirball’s culinary experts. The prix-fixe menu for February 27 is inspired by the tastes of Tennessee and available for preorder now. As part of the Skirball Suppers offering, recipes for select dishes will also be available online for at-home preparation. Check back to check out the online recipes!
Skirball Stages is made possible by generous support from:
The Bilger Family