Rising Appalachia | Leah and Chloe

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Leah and Chloe

by Rising Appalachia

An eclectic approach to traditional Appalachian roots music,...with rustic fiddle/banjo tunes, contagious energy, and beautifully soulful sister harmonies.
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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1. Greasy Coat
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2. Camp Meeting on the 4th of July
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3. Nobody's Fault
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4. Say Darlin' Say
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5. Maid of Culmore
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6. Fly Around my Pretty Lil' Miss
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7. Coleman's March
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8. Ducks on the Pond
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9. Ain't Gonna Work
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10. Honey Baby Blues
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11. Hey Ho
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12. Chitlin' Cookin Time in Cheatham Co.
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13. Lonesome John
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14. Tuli Tuli
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Music is becoming our tool...not just for aural pleasure, not just for hobby-but now as a means to connect with something beyond ourselves. It is taking its own personality, carrying us all along on the journey down the damp and strange alley ways and cryptic coded pathways... to poetic observations, social change, lyrical nonsense, political rage, symphonic coercing, ferocious bantering, cycles and train tracks, primal will, fresh air intoxicants, harmony and alliteration, noise and something sweeter than I can ever touch. -post-apocalyptic folk fusion soul mending...perhaps?


"We like a good bit of hootanany and hoedowns that tickle the gizzards way down to their sultry inner depths...little bit of good boot stompin' fiddle banjo/tunes passed down along the way...what tunes we can carry on long journeys we do- and travel frequently in old dusty backpacks and vagabond hammocks, throwing out a hitch hickers thumb as often as possible..." -Leah.

Freak-Folk-Soul from the South...

Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith grew up in the bosom of the Southern Appalachian music renaissance. Born to a fiddlin’ mother and a folk-sculptor father, they were raised with old-time mountain melodies as their lullabies. But, having also grown up amidst the underground hip hop and spoken word movements of the urban South, the group has heavy influences in indie folk, vintage jazz, political hip hop, and roots music from around the world.

Rising Appalachia’s eerie banjo originals, gritty lyrics and effortless sister harmonies are compared to that of Ani Difranco, Gillian Welch and even Bjork. With their dynamic percussionist Forrest Kelly, the group now adds a unique drumming style to create a driving and hypnotic groove that is simply addictive. Playing a djembe, dumbek, boudrhan, kickdrum, snare, spoons, jawharp, washboard, and even the bones, the group Rising Appalachia offers a fresh, raw approach to a beautiful old tradition.

You can also find their 2005 self titled CD, Rising Appalachia, or visit their web sites for more info on their upcoming CD release Scale Down and the 2007 tour of the Eastern USA and Europe...keep your ears open.
For booking, demo material, or additional artist info please contact:
www.myspace.com/risingappalachia


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Devon Leger

Lush Sister Harmonies and Dark Mountain Tunes
This old-time sister duo from Georgia have just released a stellar debut album and seem poised to bust into the neo-trad folk movement that’s swiftly gathering national steam. Having grown up hearing and playing old-time Appalachian folk music, Leah and Chloe Smith have put together an album of favorite songs that sound like they’ve had a lifetime to work out in their heads and hands. Featuring twin banjo or banjo/fiddle instrumentation as well as trumpet, jaw harp and djembe, there are small elements of fusion in the songs but such a deep connection to musical roots that they can’t be faulted for wanting to expand the sound of old-time music. Having the trumpet match the banjo and fiddle melody on “Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss” is an excellent touch and goes to show that there are plenty of overlooked instruments that sound great playing old-time tunes. “Greasy Coat” is my favorite track, the haunting harmonies and twin banjo picking showcases the darkest side of mountain music, while my wife loves “Say Darlin’ Say”, a gorgeous version of the lullaby “Hush Little Baby”. Leah & Chloe have released an album with a unique sound and I hope that they get the recognition they deserve for their vision of old-time music in the 21st century.

wabu

Very upspirited music coming from a solid background
Refreshing and enlightening with a spur of youthfulness. A CD containing music from the past but with the future present. Well worth the indulgence.

Crystal


Amazing!!!! got it about a week ago - and haven't stopped listening to it! My kids (7 and 2) both love it too and dance around the living room and sing along to a lot of the songs. LOVE it!

Mike D

the twang is the thang
Drop-dead gorgeous... I've started buying it to give to people :)

meghan

digging this cd

alex livingston

hmmmm
an ascending syncretism of revolution and evolution, but with roots deep enough to keep you from rolling back down the hillside. and, at times, the harmony almost renders singing bowls unnecessary. point being: the album connects past with future, makes right now the perfect place to be, and left me totally blissed out.

Nick

captures the beauty of Appalachian Music
this is the first CD i've bought from CD Baby and it went perfectly.
This CD captures the beauty of Appalachian Music

Jamie

Wow
Love this group. Saw them in Bristol Tn, They are a very powerful and very entertaing group. You rock the stage my friends. Love this group.

ali


very beautiful renditions of sweet old mountain songs.

cindy hammond

great music!!
I love this music. I saw the girls in Charlotte and wondered if the CD would be as good as in person. It is great. I work at a dentist office and we have played it over and over. Thanks girls great music
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