by Brian Ripple | Monday Aug. 31st, 2015
Rising Appalachia brings to the world new sounds, stories, and songs collected across oceans and originally sculpted to embody our human journey, our global community, and the treasures and troves of soul harmony. Led by sisters Leah and Chloe, the band tears into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for poetic harmonies, soul singing, spoken word rallies, banjos, fiddles, organic bass and groove rhythms, and community building through SOUND. With an array of incredible collaborators, they are joined by everything from jazz trumpet to beat boxing, Afro-cuban percussion to Appalachian fiddlers, poets to circus art as their style redefines performance using sound as a tool to spark a cultural revolution and birth a new movement of unity and healing.
Having toured over 14,000 miles across the United States and graced many stages around the world, Rising Appalachia’s vision and sound is quickly proving to be contagious to everyone it touches.
Their prolific self-sculpted career has included 5 independently released full length albums forging a path for the new generation of music aficionados and creating a new lens to understand the impact of global sound on the world at large. Having been raised in the American South with Appalachian lullabies at night and soul music for breakfast, sisters Leah and Chloe have drawn great inspiration from their global and local community. Their mother and father claimed art and music as a full part of their lives and thus the sisters have been shaped by the sounds of the South. They have continued to use those powerful roots to find musical connections and community around the world.
Their tours have taken them across Europe, through the Caribbean, into Central America, into the Indian subcontinent, and across the United States making sacred sounds and elaborate stages wherever they go. They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self- managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work. They are greatly honored to do the work that they do.
Be sure to catch Rising Appalachia September 17 at The Eagles Ballroom (316 E Main St, Bozeman) Tickets available at Cactus Records now and online: https://cactusrecords.net/events/rising-appalachia/
More September shows TBA. Stay Updated at: www.chickenjamwest.com