From the venue:
As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently — a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country. 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. However, for the first time, they opted to bring in a producer for the new album, teaming up with the legendary Joe Henry on the sessions. These were also their first recording sessions outside of the South. For 10 days, all six band members lived and recorded in a castle-like studio in Marin County, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
From CL Critic Hal Horowitz: Rising Appalachia, Variety Playhouse — Atlanta raised sisters Leah and Chloe Smith have fronted and crafted Rising Appalachia’s unique blend of world beat, Southern indigenous and folk music from around the globe, creating an enticing, unpredictable and inclusive mélange that has expanded their boundaries to national and international tours. They are also activists whose many projects include social, racial and environmental justice. Their albums are wonderful but are no replacement for the live experience that adds dance and often surprising, exciting visuals to their musical stew.