Rising Appalachia performs at Safety Harbor Art and Music Center Dec. 11 & 12. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 5 p.m. Dec. 12.
Rising Appalachia has merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines. Founded by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, the band established an international fan base due to relentless touring, tireless activism, and no small degree of stubborn independence.
The two sisters are joined on Leylines by longtime members David Brown (stand-up bass, baritone guitar) and Biko Casini (world percussion, n’goni), as well as two new members: West African musician Arouna Diarra (n’goni, talking drum) and Irish musician Duncan Wickel (fiddle, cello). The sonic textures of these two cultures are woven into Leylines, enhancing the stunning blend of folk, world, and urban music that has become Rising Appalachia’s calling card.
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