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Rising Appalachia -SOLD OUT-
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Tickets are $31 in advance, $36 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.
This is a standing room only show. There are no seats at Meow Wolf.
A special Rising Appalachia Preshow Tour Package is available for $77 (including all service charges). The package includes:
- One general admission ticket
- Early entry into the venue
- Access to an intimate preshow acoustic performance (2 songs)
- Special conversation with Rising Appalachia Band
- Collectible tour poster signed by Rising Appalachia
- First access merchandise shopping
- Limited availability
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. 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. However, for the first time, they opted to bring in a producer for the new album, teaming up with the legendary Joe Henry on the sessions. These were also their first recording sessions outside of the South. For 10 days, all six band members lived and recorded in a castle-like studio in Marin County, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As a result, a sense of unity and immediacy can be heard throughout their seventh album, Leylines.
"Rising Appalachia has come out of this idea that we can take these traditions of southern music—that we've been born and raised with—and we can rise out of them, creating all these different bridges between cultures and stories to make them feel alive." Leah says. "Our music has its foundation in heritage and tradition, but we're creating a music that also feels reflective of the times right now. That's always been our work."
Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer-songwriter who carries an acoustic guitar and a message. Her quiet yet powerful song "In the River," written in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, resonated strongly with listeners and went viral in late 2016, garnering half a million views on the video.
Writing about social issues comes naturally to Raye. "As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life," she says. "I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice."
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