Four time Grammy nominee, Yola, is bringing her unique brand of country soul to Montana for two shows in 2022. She’ll be at The ELM in Bozeman on April 7th then at The Wilma on April 9th. Soul stirring singer-songwriter Jac Ross will open for Yola each show.
Yolanda Quartey a.k.a. Yola put out her first album Orphan Offering in 2016. In 2019, she released Walk Through Fire to much acclaim. The Wall Street Journal said, “The album is an introduction to a seasoned, major vocalist that stands to be remembered as a breakthrough.” Yola earned four Grammy nominations later that year for Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song and Best New Artist. Now, she’s back with her third full length release, Stand for Myself, which came out in July of 2021.
Perhaps though, Yola’s real talent comes through not necessarily on her records, but on stage. She made a big impact at 2019’s Newport Folk Festival serving as a guest vocalist for The Highwomen, Dolly Parton and Dawes. Glide Magazine said “People came from far and wide to hear Yola sing, either because they were enchanted by her excellent release from earlier this year Walk Through Fire, or because word of mouth had reached them that this was not to be missed.”
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for both shows will be available online only from 10am to 10pm (or while supplies last), Thur, Aug. 12th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Fri, Aug. 13th at 10:00am, and will be available at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
Stand for Myself is the anthemic new album from Yola. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the record is a timeless masterpiece marking an idiosyncratic sonic shift, which will defy all expectation. A sophisticated and diverse sonic mix of symphonic soul and classic pop, tracing an expansive musical thread to Yola’s most eclectic musical inspirations.
Yola’s inimitable vocals share nuanced stories of allyship, black feminine strength through vulnerability, collective awakening and loving connection from the sexual to the social. Yola declares that it is only when we stand for ourselves, and acknowledge our complexity, that we can be truly alive. For Yola, living is more than merely surviving.