Rising Appalachia

Internationally Touring Appalachian and World Folk Ensemble


Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia, an internationally touring Appalachian and world folk ensemble founded by Atlanta-raised, New Orleans-based sisters Leah and Chloe Smith whose soulful folk-roots sound traces back to their open-minded musician parents and to grassroots music communities in the hills and valleys of the Deep South as well as urban Atlanta, has consistently used its platform to activate, organize and support frontline justice work and community organizations. Fifteen years into an adventure that has taken this self-made, stubbornly independent band around the globe, they have recently released a new master-work, their seventh album, Leylines, recorded in California in a studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Keynote Address:

Performance by Rising Appalachia

April 7th | 10:52 am to 11:08 am

Panel Presentations:

[SOLD OUT] Rising Appalachia at Freight & Salvage

April 7th | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Community of Mentors with Rising Appalachia

April 8th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Bioneers 2023 Conference
Bioneers 2023 Conference - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
Bioneers 2023 Conference - Revolution from the Heart of Nature