Photo By Lynne Graves

Kimaya Diggs

The Iron Horse (18 Center St., Northampton, MA)


Kimaya Diggs at The Iron Horse on Friday, September 20 2024

Kimaya Diggs is a musician based in Western Massachusetts, making soul music with R&B roots and an indie rock backbone. Her newest album "Quincy" was released in 2023. Merry-Go-Round magazine said: "You can call her 12 shades of charismatic and vivacious, and none of them really explain the magical mix of talent, passion, and showmanship that Diggs exemplifies…we should be simply overjoyed that there’s still such magic in the world.” 

Diggs was nominated in the "Best New Artist" and "Album of the Year" categories at the 2023 New England Music Awards as well as "Female Performer of the Year" in 2021. She was recently honored as one of 10 artists of color making a difference in the Boston area by WBUR. She has opened for the likes of Trombone Shorty, Tank & the Bangas, and Lizzie No, and she’s toured with Heather Maloney. The Boston Globe says: “Expressive, smooth vocals…she’s kind of an unstoppable force.”