“Kyshona is also a music therapist who has worked in correctional institutions in Georgia and Tennessee, and with mentally ill and elderly patients. The insights she’s gained as a therapist have fed her songwriting, helping to make her one of the most compassionate and uplifting young voices in Nashville today.” —Ann Powers for NPR World Cafe
“A lot of my first songs were dealing with what I saw my patients struggling with. A lot of my songs were about the stories that I would hear from them. Because I can only take on so much of people dumping. So I had to get rid of it and shed it somehow. I think telling their stories was one way for me to go out in the world and be like, ‘There’s so much more happening out there.’ For me, that was therapeutic. I don’t like to talk about myself, but I’ll talk about everybody else if you want me to share a story.” —Kyshona Armstrong via the Nashville Scene
Released in February of 2017, this acoustic version of Kyshona Armstrong’s “Same Blood” accompanies the original release, and was recorded with James Farrell (keys), Simon Gugala (electric guitar), and Derrek Philips (percussion).