Sunday, September 8

Note suggested donation is $35

Founded by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, Rising Appalachia established an international fan base due to relentless touring, tireless activism, and no small degree of stubborn independence. Although Leah and Chloe Smith consider their voices as their primary instrument, Leah also plays banjo andbodhran, while Chloe plays guitar, fiddle, and banjo. They are joined by longtime members David Brown (stand-up bass, baritone guitar) and Biko Casini (world percussion, n’goni). As world travelers for nearly two decades,Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with theirown southern roots.

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“Rising Appalachia has come out of this idea that we can take these traditions of southern music – that we’ve been born and raised with – and we can rise out of them, creating all these different bridges between cultures and stories to make them feel alive. Our music has its foundation in heritage and tradition, but we’re creating a music that also feelsreflective of the times right now. That’s always been our work.” Leah Smith

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