American Songwriter has a feature on “Touring While Black,” and one of several artists interviewed is Sunny War. She’s candid. “I would say,” she says, “the majority of the shows I’ve played since the release of my first LP With the Sun in 2018 have been sort of scary for me. A lot of my gigs are in predominantly white areas of the country. It wasn’t until I started touring that I fully realized this country really is only 13% African American. I only feel comfortable in diverse areas of the country—but work is work.”
Learn more about Sunny War’s experience, and that of a handful of other Black musicians, here.