Resonate Presents: Kimaya Diggs, Emma Ayres, Wallace Field

Resonate Presents: Kimaya Diggs, Emma Ayres, Wallace Field

All Ages
Three incredible local musicians like you've never heard them before!

Kimaya Diggs // Emma Ayres // Wallace Field

Saturday, Feb 1st

Doors 7:00pm; Show 7:30pm

The Pushkin Gallery

Tickets: $10 in advance; $20 day of show

Kimaya Diggs:

Kimaya Diggs has mastered a genre-defying style. Inspired by the acrobatic folk renderings of Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald’s jazz stylings, and Lianna LaHavas’ soulful charisma, she draws skillfully from her lineage of musical pioneers, creating a musical lane all her own, backed by multi-instrumentalist Jacob Rosazza. With a playful presence and frank, transporting storytelling, Diggs’ mastery of her voice is the focal point of each performance, and a transfixing experience.

Kimaya’s debut album, “Breastfed” (2018), is a bittersweet chronicle of growth toward the light. Recklessly urgent, irreverent and defiant in the face of the past, “Breastfed” boldly wrangles the pain and glory of a growing-up narrative, claiming its narrative with spirit and dark humor. The single “How Am I Sposta Know” made the top 10 in tastemaker radio station 93.9 The River’s Best New Songs of 2018.

As a teaching artist and collaborator, Kimaya has captivated audiences around the world with her sister trio, the Diggs Sisters, and Northern Harmony, performing 21 international folk styles in 27 different languages. Kimaya has written soundtracks, libretti, and themes for several plays, operas, and podcasts.

Emma Ayres

Emma Ayres is an Azorean-American singer-songwriter. She calls what she writes: folk journalism. Like a magpie atop a shimmering nest of 27 years of stories, the cinematic reel of Americana inspired sounds leads the listener through an archive of familial memory, the high lonesome rasp of loves lost and won, and an unshakable political ethos. Like a dog howling at something you can't see but makes you bristle regardless, her music makes you stop… and listen.

Ayres’s passion for storytelling steers the helm of the song—she is releasing the much-awaited EP “Encyclopedia of the Broken-Hearted” in the late fall, recorded at Echo Base Studios and Produced by Nate Mondschein. She is currently working on a folk-opera about the socio-political history of the flooding of the Quabbin Valley titled: “The Water Project,” which will be performed in Spring of 2020.

Emma Ayres plays and sings in Western-Mass based projects EMMA JUNE BAND and OLD FLAME. Ayres’s voice has been compared to Lucinda Williams with the fire of Ani DiFranco and her lyrics call upon her passion for metaphor and mythology.

Booking: Abbie Duquette at Loudmouth Pro,

Follow Emma Ayres:

Instagram: @emmaayresmusic


Wallace Field

The emerging solo output of Chelsie Field (of the new Western Mass. folk trio Ona Canoa), Wallace Field’s “quarter-life-crisis folk” is deeply personal and yet easily relatable with its emotional vulnerability and heartbreaking honesty. After years of singing and writing songs in secret on her 1940s baritone ukulele, Wallace Field marks a new and exciting chapter of possibilities for a bold voice finally out of the shadows of fear.

Venue Information:
The Pushkin Gallery
4 Federal St
Greenfield, MA, 01301