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Nov 17th, 2017
Utah Green

Kerry 'Utah' Green, now going by Amrita Prem, moved to Asheville, NC in 2000, the same year her father gave her his guitar for a birthday present. Thus began her musical career, and since then she has written about 40 songs, learned to play the guitar, banjo and harmonica in a toe-tapping old time folks style, and performed her music in such distant places as Ketchikan, Alaska and San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico; she has also spent musical time in Europe and the Middle East, and more recently, Guatemala and Gold Hill.

Each song is different and stands on its own, but can be generally categorized as funny and quirky, complex, emotional, and reflective. There is wonderful imagery in her poetry that stimulates one's imagination and can be very moving in a positive sense. 

As a performer, she seems able to sense the mood of the audience and to play the right song at the right time. She connects with her audience on a personal level, makes one feel as if she's singing for you alone. 

She has currently recorded 4 full albums, and is in the process of creating the fifth this winter. She can also be heard from time to time on WNCW.