Amythyst Kiah begins tour

Amythyst Kiah was born in 1986 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised in a musical family. She labels her music as “Southern Gothic” and has released three albums, 2013’s Dig, 2017’s Her Chest of Glass and 2021’s Wary +Strange as well as an EP in 2022 with the title Pensive Pop.

In 2020, Kiah’s recording of “Black Myself” was nominated for a “Grammy Award” as the “Best American Roots Song.”  Beginning March 10, Kiah will begin a tour that will criss-cross the country starting in Seattle and then Salem, Oregon at the Elsinore theater on March 11. The Salem Art Association and World Beat will sponsor the show.  She will also headline the largest blues festival West of the Mississippi, the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon on July 1.

Tour dates and locations are listed on her website at:

Bob Gersztyn

As a teenager in Detroit, Michigan during the early 1960’s Bob Gersztyn saw many Motown and other R&B artists including Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. After his discharge from the army in 1968 he attended school on the GI Bill and spent the next 3 years attending concerts and festivals weekly. It was the seminal period in Detroit rock & roll that Bob witnessed spawning the MC5 and Stooges along with shows featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix and the “Doors” to B. B. King and John Lee Hooker. In 1971 He moved to Los Angeles, California to finish his schooling where he became an inner city pastor promoting and hosting gospel concerts. He moved to Oregon in 1982 and began photographing and reviewing concerts for music publications. Since that time he has published myriads of photographs, articles, interviews, and contributed to 2 encyclopedias and published 6 books on everything from music to the military. His rock & roll photo art is available for sale on Etsy @: Bob may be contacted personally at

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