We are so excited to announce that Permaculture Convergence ticket holders will be treated to the amazing work of Rising Appalachia!
Rising Appalachia will not only be offering a concert on Saturday night, but they will draw on their talents in music, activism, herbalism, natural building and more during some of the workshop times for attendees as well!
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. 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 burlesque and 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.
Intentionally self-managed and produced for the last 8 years, Rising Appalachia has toured over 30,000 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. …they have toured heavily both nationally and internationally boasting events all across the board but including: Joshua Tree Music Fest, Envision Festival, Burning Man, Rootwire, Naropa University, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, National Public Radio All Songs Considered, The School of Americas Vigil, Nunez Arts Festival New Orleans, Emory University Schwartz Center, The Floyd Festival, The Beacon Theater NYC, The Lake Eden Arts Festival, Radio Popular Italy, Guerilla Radio Amsterdam, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Highlander Center 75th Reunion, Urkult Sweden, Lightening in a Bottle, Symbiosis, and the OZORA festival in Hungary…
Their career has produced 5 albums, one full length documentary DVD, a host of beautiful artful music videos, a new collaborative release with The Human Experience, and more coming every season.
They have sculpted a path for the new generation of music aficionados and created 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 community. Their mother and father claimed art and music as a full part of their lives and the girls 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.