In partnership with The Historic Charleston Foundation “The Charleston Festival” The Riviera is proud to present an evening with Adia Victoria.
Victoria is known for her “gothic country music.” In addition to playing and writing music, she is also writes poetry. She is currently based in Nashville.
Victoria has worked band with Ruby Rogers, Tiffany Minton, and Mason Hickman. She started working with a different group of people sometime later, and they debuted together in January 2016.
Victoria’s first single release is “Stuck In the South” which was described on All Things Considered as a “very swampy mysterious kind of slow-burning song.” Rolling Stone describes her as “PJ Harvey covering Loretta Lynn at a haunted debutante ball.” Her live performances are described by Wondering Sound as angry and “furious and feral.” American Songwriter calls her stage presence “commanding.”
Victoria’s full-length debut was produced by Roger Moutenot, and is called Beyond the Bloodhounds. The name of the album references Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. The theme of her first album is about dealing with her life in her twenties. Moutenot has previously collaborated with Yo La Tengo and also produced her first single. The record label is her own and is named Canvasback.