Rising Appalachia

@Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thursday 6th July 2017

Support your good local independent record stores:
Buy tickets from Jumbo Records and Crash Records.

Rising Appalachia are absolutely massive in the US! One day they will be as popular over here in the UK. Take your chance now to experience their beauty in a small venue.

Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. 11 years into their movement, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe.

Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. A tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time.