Yola released her critically acclaimed debut album Walk Through Fire in February 2019 and established herself as the queen of country soul from the very first note. Nine months later, she received four GRAMMY award nominations including Best New Artist.
The album, produced by Dan Auerbach, is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. Walk Through Fire is a career-defining and genre-bending release from one of the most exciting emerging British artists in music today. The album received accolades including Rolling Stone’s Artist You Need To Know and NPR Music’s Artist To Watch in 2019 who said Yola is “an artist sure to stun audiences for years to come.” Yola has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and is the first taping of Austin City Limits for it’s 46th season. Yola’s current US headline tour has multiple sold out dates including two nights at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and she has appeared at The Hollywood Bowl, Newport Folk Festival, SXSW and Farm Aid. She has performed with Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples and Dolly Parton, and Yola will open for Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson on March 14 at Globe Life Field. Yola will open for Chris Stapleton on his 2020 tour, including a performance at Madison Square Gardens in New York.