A Sound Recommendation: Rising Appalachia


Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith, known musically as Rising Appalachia, are just as much stewards for their earth and its peoples as they are musicians.

Framing their foundation of traditional American music with West African n’goni and Celtic-Irish fiddle, Rising Appalachia have landed on something that has the potential to grow its own roots, rather than leaning on one particular past — folk music from different corners of the world all working together as one, used as a sharpened tool for cultural and environmental preservation and education.

A strong stance for what they believe in combined with a powerful live show and good old-fashioned work ethic has built Rising Appalachia a fanbase to be proud of. With two hundred thousand social media followers and over ten million streams on Spotify, musicologists and casual listeners alike can relate to their message of positivity and hope.

The sisters have led the band to new heights in 2019; releasing their much-anticipated LP Leylines which was met with high praise from fans and critics alike.

The first single/video for the song “Cuckoo” dropped this week.

The band will showcase their distinguished brand of World-Folk music in Nashville at AMERICANAFEST . In addition, their fall tour dates are below:

September 6-7 – Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Fest
September 10-15 – Nashville, TN – Americana Music Festival & Conference
September 20-21 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House
September 27 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
September 28 – Steamboat Springs, CO – String Music Pavilion
September 29 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall
October 2 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
October 3 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
October 5 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
October 6 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
October 7 – Ashland, OR – Ashland Armory
October 9 – Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre
October 10 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
October 11 – Nevada City, CA – Osborne / The Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center
October 12 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
October 15 – West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
October 17 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
October 18 – Buena Vista, CO – Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel
October 19 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
October 20 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (with Ayla Nereo)
November 9 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
November 10 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
November 11 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
November 14 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School Of Folk Music (2 shows)
November 15 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
November 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
November 20 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
November 21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
November 23 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
November 24 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
November 25 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
November 26 – Montreal, QC – L’astral
November 27 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
November 29 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom



Author: ASoulfulSound

Sharing Music That Matters. Indie Music Advocates. Live Concert Reviews/Photography

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