“…protest music for the modern age bolstered by delicate, skillful musicianship and otherworldly vocal harmonies.”
One of the hottest young Americana Singer-Songwriters on the rise is multi-instrumentalist Folk sisters Leah Smith and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia. With their band, they have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots, bringing to the world new sounds, stories and songs collected across oceans.
As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia has remarkably built its legion of listeners independently. They are a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country.
Founded by sisters Leah Smith and Chloe Smith, the band established an international fan base due to relentless touring, tireless activism and no small degree of stubborn independence. However, for the first time, they opted to bring in a producer for their newest album, teaming up with the legendary Joe Henry on the sessions. These were also Rising Appalachia’s first recording sessions outside of the South. For ten days, all six band members lived and recorded in a castle-like studio in Marin County, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As a result, a sense of unity and immediacy can be heard throughout Leylines.
“Where the many worlds of American, Irish and African music and storytelling combine, […] Rising Appalachia shines.” –NPR
Although Leah Smith and Chloe Smith consider their voices as their primary instrument, Leah also plays banjo and bodhran on Leylines, while Chloe plays guitar, fiddle and banjo. They are joined by longtime bandmates David Brown (stand-up bass, baritone guitar) and Biko Casini (world percussion, n’goni), as well as two new members: West African musician Arouna Diarra (n’goni, talking drum) and Irish musician Duncan Wickel (fiddle, cello). The sonic textures of these two cultures are woven into the album, enhancing the stunning blend of Folk, World and Urban music that has become Rising Appalachia’s calling card.
RISING APPALACHIA PRESHOW TOUR PACKAGE
– 1 Premium Ticket (Premium seat. See seat map for location.)
– Early entry into the venue
– Access to an intimate preshow acoustic performance (2 songs)
– Special conversation with Leah & Chloe
– Collectible tour poster; signed by Rising Appalachia
– Exclusive VIP merchandise item
– First access merchandise shopping
– Official ‘tour name’ package laminate
– Limited availability
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