With a style that is equal parts personal, political, and philosophical, Kelly McCartney inhabits a purposely intersectional corner of the roots music space, making her one of the format’s favourite commentators and curators. As both a journalist and a broadcaster, her passion for music and its makers is palpable, making her the perfect tour guide for listeners looking to explore and expand their musical horizons.
These days, Amythyst Kiah is happy and healthy; fulfilled by a loving relationship, a passel of friends, a Grammy nomination and a new release on Rounder Records. All of this is much like her powerful voice because, really, she's only just getting going.
To read Broken Horses is to witness the human version of kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing cracks with gold. Through her stories, Brandi examines the beauty of her own brokenness and, in that revealing, she allows us to view our own flaws in the same tender-hearted way, so that we too might heal our wholes.
Good friends, Apple Music Radio Presenters and grant-fund running trailblazers Rissi Palmer and Kelly McCartney have an open, no-holds-barred conversation about pushing to diversify country and Americana.