A sibling duo who use their music as a voice for social change as well as creative expression, Rising Appalachia are a folk group whose music fuses the traditions of the American South with 21st century sounds, issues, and concerns. Rising Appalachia was the brainchild of sisters Leah and Chloe Smith; the former has also performed and recorded under the name Leah Song. The sisters were born in Georgia, and spent most of their youth in Atlanta; their mother was a jazz pianist while their father was a folk music enthusiast who often staged hootenannies in their home. The siblings developed a passion for soul and hip-hop while coming of age in urban Atlanta, but after several years of traveling across the country and around the world, Leah and Chloe began reconnecting with Southern folk music after spending time with musicians in rural ...
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