Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kyshona - Soul Blues and Roots From Nashville - New Album out May 2017

Kyshona combines her unique blend of Soul, Blues and Pop with the raw and Rootsy tones of Nashville, Tennessee in her new single ‘Same Blood’, out 5th May 2017, taken from the triumphant full-length album, ‘The Ride’.

‘Same Blood’ see’s Kyshona harness her natural ability for using music to tap into emotion. Such a gift draws the listener in on an impassioned journey throughout her rousing new single, a journey that continues from beginning to end of the album ‘The Ride’. With elements of Soul, R&B and Gospel, Kyshona shows off vocal styling’s reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Al Green. Blessed with production so organic, you can reach out and touch the imagery summoned throughout the unifying “Same Blood”.

‘The Ride’, an emotional and musical road-trip of Soul and Blues takes in a deep breath to observe the awesome sights of a scenic route through Nashville, reflecting on the captivating journey that Kyshona has undertaken since moving to the legendary musical hub. In a town where Soul and Roots music seem to have been long forgotten in its history, Kyshona’s arrival reminds us of a town where Hendrix and Little Richard honed their artistry and where Jefferson St. housed many record labels dedicated to Blues, R&B, Soul and Gospel as the Country Music scene in Nashville was just getting started.

Kyshona began her career as a music therapist, working in mental health hospitals and correctional facilities, writing music with her patients and using music to redirect behaviors and emotions. Kyshona soon found the need to write music independently to help her process her daily experiences with her clients. Audiences often find a common thread of overcoming, hope and empowerment in her songwriting and storytelling as she uses her emotional intelligence to create her unique bluesy and soulful style of music.

Sharing the stage with Michael McDonald, Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise amongst others has seen Kyshona receive several accolades including being named one of CMT Edge’s Top 5 Roots Artists to watch in 2015, featuring on NPR’s World Cafe Nashville Sessions and her previous single, ‘Waking Light’ featuring on major network ABC’s show, Conviction. Kyshona continues to donate her time to youth empowerment programs in her community and performing for the incarcerated.

Watch the video for the captivating “Lonely” taken from “The Ride”, here:

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Following her completely SOLD OUT tour of the UK in 2016, Kyshona returns for a selection of special dates throughout June:
June 5 - Stafford, Gatehouse Theatre
Supporting Sunjay
June 6 - London, Green Note
June 7 - Birmingham, Kitchen Garden Café
June 9 - Kirton in Lindsey, Town Hall Live
Supporting Carrie Elkin
June 11 - Leicester, The Musician
June 12 - Shewsbury, The Hive
Supporting Jonathan Byrd
June 13 - Milton Keynes, The Stables 2
June 15 - Maidenhead, Norden Farm Centre for Arts
June 16 - Market Rasen, Festival Hall
Supporting Jonathan Byrd
June 17 - Sedgefield, Durham