Trinity Church Goodwood Rd

318 Goodwood Rd Clarence Park

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Rising Appalachia

6pm : CAFE DOORS :
7.30pm : CONCERT
10pm-ish : CLOSE
​Vego Food & Drink available for purchase


Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe,
and joined by their beloved band – 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.

​Listen for a tapestry of song, claw-hammer 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.

Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a
​6-album career from the dusts of their passion.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. 

Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.

AND we are blessed to have them here in Adelaide on their first Australian tour after they headline at Woodford Folk Fest!

Harvesting a blend of folk/world/roots music as well as a vibe all their own, Rising Appalachia use a variety of indigenous and traditional instruments and soaring voices to create mesmerizing, magical and unique music that has garnered them a growing audience worldwide.

Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith along with percussionist Biko Casini and multi-instrumentalist David Brown form a quartet that transcends the genre of roots music as well as promoting a thread of community with environmental and social activism.