Rising Appalachia

We’re on the ninth week of Pickathon’s A Concert A Day and we’re rolling right into June with a ton of momentum thanks to all the donations that have been pouring in for MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund! We’ve got a special lineup this week as well, with Americana eclecticists Rising Appalachia who just laid down a great Tiny Desk Concert at NPR.

"As with so many of our songs, the message of “Resilient” has taken on a new poignancy in this time of disruption, isolation, and uncertainty,” says David Brown, bassist and baritone guitar player for the global folk band Rising Appalachia, about the remixed version of “Resilient” that was released Friday. NPR Music praised the original track when it was released as an “uplifting, original folk anthem,” and this remix is no different.

Adored world-folk music group, Rising Appalachia, are pleased to invite viewers, both new fans and old, to their NPR Tiny Desk Concert which was filmed in November of last year while the band was routing through Washington D.C. for their sold out show at The Hamilton Theatre.

Singer-songwriter and folk mainstays Trevor Hall and Citizen Cope will co-headline the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on May 1st, 2020, with multi-instrumentalist sisters Rising Appalachia, performing on the bill as well.

Trevor Hall has spent 2019 touring extensively and working on new music, including releasing single “Strength in One,” his first release since his critically acclaimed independent release The Fruitful Darkness (June 2018), which debuted at #4 on the iTunes alternative chart.

Rising Appalachia and Ayla Nereo are taking over the Ogden Theatre this Sunday, October 20th for a night filled with blissful folk music and serene feminine energy. Both Rising Appalachia and Ayla Nereo embody a progressive and enlightened voice that is setting standards on forward-thinking, yet impressively melodic and instrumental music, to come for generations.

This year, Rising Appalachia released a new album, Leylines, played numerous festivals, and did good work for the world. On August 25, 2019, Rising Appalachia will continue that good work in Northwest Arkansas during the Fayetteville Roots Festival.

We got in touch with Chloe Smith just ahead of the band's Roots Festival appearance to learn how music connects to the deepest parts of their human-ness.

Attendees gathered gracefully for the 7th Annual ARISE Music Festival at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado to set intentions, relish in world-renowned teaching, and dance their hearts away to some of the best national musical acts and pioneers in our beloved music scene. With over 450 programmed acts, Arise Festival covered a lot of ground in bringing top-notch entertainment and education to their guests.

Rising Appalachia, America’s new favorite World-Folk musicians, have already had a career-defining year, and it’s not yet July.

The 29th Annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will take place Thursday, July 18th - Sunday, July 21st at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, NY. Featuring over 75 carefully curated bands on 4 Stages over the course of 4 Days - our festival is designed to dazzle you with diversity rather than wow you with big names. Sure, we have our fair share of “headlining” acts, but it’s the bands you have never heard that may impress you the most.

Ayla Nereo has recently been blooming like a sunrise, radiating as a voice for the planet, a modern bard and beacon of light, singing directly from her soul. March 15th marks the release of her much-anticipated new album, "By The Light of the Dark Moon". Ayla embarks on a North American tour this spring from the West to the East Coast, in support of the upcoming 6th solo record, released by Jumpsuit Records. The phenomenal album marks the expansion of her music dancing into a wider global arena.

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