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The Center For The Arts Presents Rising Appalachia Gill Landry (from Old Crow Medicine Show)

Monday, October 16, 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 17, 8:00pm
Tuesday pre-show Conversation: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
(Seating is limited! Separate ticket – details and purchase ticket below)


The Marisa Funk Theater

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  • Monday, October 16, 8:00pm
  • Doors open at 7:00pm
  • (Dance Concert-limited theatre seating)
    $29 member, $34 general public
  • Tuesday, October 17, 8:00pm
  • Doors open at 7:30pm
    (Dance Concert-limited theatre seating)
    $29 member, $34 general public

Tuesday, October 17, 6:15 – 7:15pm
A Conversation with Rising Appalachia

Seating is limited!
Doors open at 5:30pm for pre show event.
$79 member, $84 general public
(100 limited tickets)
Each Conversation ticket includes a ticket to the full length show on Tuesday.

Join the band for an intimate conversation in music, life, and the role of art in the social justice movement. They will weave conversations, questions from the audience and acoustic songs into a natural off stage experience . Guests can engage with the band about their music, mission, and create meaningful dialogue about important issues that inspire. The intention is to create a two-way dialog that feels fulfilling to both band and guests alike, creating more connection between the music and the performers themselves. Each Conversation ticket includes a ticket to the full length show as well.

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.

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, clawhammer 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.

In 2015 Rising Appalachia founded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world. 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.

“Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess. Melody for the Roots of each of us…spreading song and sound around the globe. Music has become our script for vision… not just for aural pleasure, not just for hobby-but now as a means to connect and create in ways that we aren’t taught by mainstream culture…we are building community and tackling social injustice through melody- making the stage reach out with octopus arms to gather a great family. It is taking its own personality, carrying us all along the journey down the damp and strange alley ways and cryptic coded pathways… to poetic observations, social change, lyrical messages, political rage, symphonic coercing, ferocious bantering, bicycles and train tracks, primal will, fresh air intoxicants, harmony and alliteration, noise and something sweeter than words can ever touch.” – Leah Song.


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