Kira Small is actually an artist whom we first saw perform at a Red Boots Roots show. She accompanied Amy Speace to Red Boots Roots in 2017. When she performed her own song, "3 AM," we started plotting to book her for a full show. So we couldn't be more excited for that to finally happen. Here is Kira's performing that very song:
Kira Small 3 A.M.
Breakups crack our carefully crafted shell of reality. From inside our shattered world, just before what could be the dawn of a new day, we peer out and see only darkness. That’s the time award-winning singer-songwriter Kira Small’s aptly titled album, 3 AM, was hatched. Thankfully, she toughed it out and put in the time to bask in the light. Her breakup paved the way for profound creative and personal breakthroughs.
“The breakup actually strengthened me,” the Nashville, Tennessee-based artist says. “It taught me to own my badassery. Going through this process has definitely helped me recognize it, and not be afraid to walk into a room with it hanging out unapologetically.”
Kira garnered an engaged fan base through her earthy and elegant solo albums and her supporting roles alongside some of modern music’s most esteemed names. Her signature artistry encompasses gospel, soul, country, R&B, and jazz. It’s a blue-eyed soul aesthetic that melds down home emotionality with touches of harmonic sophistication. Kira has the chops to sing jazz and soul and has lived enough life to sing the blues. This rare blend has made her an in-demand session singer with such icons as Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Peter Frampton, Wynonna Judd, Ray Price, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Deep Purple, Ray Stevens, Jimmy Hall, Jamey Johnson and more. In addition, Kira has been featured as a live performer with Martina McBride, Radney Foster and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), she has had a recurring role as a backup singer on ABC’s Nashville, and she spent two years as a member of Berklee College of Music’s Voice Department Faculty.
Kira has been touring as a solo artist for over a decade and is a Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase Winner, Independent Music Award Winner and an International Songwriting Competition Finalist. She has released two smoldering R&B-flavored solo albums with producer Bruce Dees (James Brown, Ronnie Milsap).
Doors will open at 7:00, and we'll be asking for potluck contributions. Music starts at 8:00.