Folk and soul troubadours, Rising Appalachia, to perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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.
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”.
Although Leah and Chloe consider their voices as their primary page 1/3 instrument, Leah also plays banjo and bodhran on the album, while Chloe plays guitar, fiddle, and banjo. They’re 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.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
$25.00 – Advance Purchase General Admission Standing Room
$28.00 – Day of Show General Admission Standing Room
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase your tickets. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Concert Hall and The Amp box offices.