Yola On Tour
Yola is an award-winning British singer/songwriter whose expansive music spans multiple genres. Born by the name of Yolanda Claire Quartey on July 31, 1983, the self-taught musician started her career as young as 13 when she learned how to play the guitar and began writing her own songs one year later. Her debut EP, 2019's Walk Through Fire, reached No. 1 on UK's Americana Top 40 sales chart, generated three Grammy Award nominations, and earned consideration for Album of the Year at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. The title track, "Walk Through Fire," won the Best American Roots Song award with critical acclaim for its fierce lyrics and raw emotion. Fans came from far and wide to watch Yola on tour performing her breakthrough album, making appearances at the Newport Folk Festival, and opening for artists including Greta Van Fleet and Old Crow Medicine Show. Her sophomore album, Stand For Myself, dropped in July 2021 and peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's Americana/Folk Albums chart. It features Yola's new, exciting vocal choices while maintaining the same powerful pipes that she's become known for.