Rising Appalachia is a genre-bending force of sound driven by sisters Chloe and Leah that uses both lyrical prowess and diverse musical folk fusion to defy cultural clichés and ignite a musical revolution. Using world folk music traditions and fierce original composition, they strive to put a spotlight on injustice while uniting people through harmony and community engagement.
Sisters Leah and Chloe grew up bouncing between the streets of Atlanta's concrete jungle and the southern Appalachian foothills. Born in a family overflowing with music and art, they were raised with old-time mountain melodies as their lullabies while their veins pulsed with the underground hip hop and spoken word movements of the urban South. Rising Appalachia stays true to their deep love of storytelling and poetry, banjo ballads and hip-hop, blues and funk folk, and roots music from around the world. They are joined by David Brown on bass and guitar, Biko and Imhotep on mighty percussion.