Host David Holt visits Asheville, North Carolina’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio where he performs a traditional folk song with Amythyst Kiah.
Kiah discusses learning to play guitar and writing her first song as a teenager, her attraction to traditional music and studies at East Tennessee State University, and her philosophy regarding new arrangements of traditional material.
Holt heads to Burlington, North Carolina where he meets the band Mipso at the Alamance County Historical Museum. He praises the quartet’s vocal harmonies and well-crafted songwriting.
Mipso singer Joseph Terrell explains that the band’s name “only means us.” Band mate Libby Rodenbough retraces Mipso’s roots to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The quartet also discusses vocal harmonizing, its creative process, and its “dark holler pop” aesthetic.
Rodenbough discusses the first song she wrote for the band. She sings lead as Mipso rounds out the episode with a performance.
Credits: Amythyst Kiah and Mipso
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Host David Holt visits with breakout artist Amythyst Kiah, who puts a fresh spin on old tunes, and interviews the young band Mipso, known for its close harmonies and original material.
Length: 25 minutes
Copyright date: ©2017
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