Beyond the Groove: Rising Appalachia Returns to Club Red, 12/29 & 12/30!

Beyond the Groove: Rising Appalachia Returns to Club Red, 12/29 & 12/30!

Beyond the Groove Productions and the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) announce the return of “Rising Appalachia” to Telluride for two evenings at Club Red, December 29-30, 2023, 8 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm. All ages.

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TMVOA, Telluride Ski & Golf, and the Peaks Resort & Spa support Club Red’s winter concert series.

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Please scroll down for a taste of the duo.

“Rising Appalachia” is a touring Americana and world-folk ensemble steeped in the soul of the South. The duo is the brainchild of Atlanta-raised sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith, rooted in the traditional folk music of their family, storytelling, songcathing, grassroots activism, lyrical prowess, and a multi-instrumental tapestry of their own melodic ensemble.

“Rising Appalachia”‘s music is a reflection of their times, blending folk traditions with contemporary themes, lyrics, and poetry. The band’s unique sound is shaped by Leah and Chloe’s soulful vocals, simple instrumentation, and seamless harmonies, unique to siblings raised in folk traditions.

The two are joined by a host of talented musicians who bring their own cultural influences, enriching the blend of folk, world, and urban music that defines the smooth sound of “Rising Appalachia.”

Featuring full-time members David Brown (upright bass, baritone guitar); Duncan Wickle (fiddle, cello); and Biko Casini (drums and world percussion); plus a host of special guests.

Rising Appalachia, courtesy the duo.

“Rising Appalachia” has taken the two women around the world, from sailboat tours across British Columbia to street-theater festivals in Southern Italy, a busking career in New Orleans, and traditional song studies in Ireland, Bulgaria, Latin America, and beyond.

Leah and Chloe have also engaged in immersive cultural exchange programs and music gatherings everywhere they go. Their dedication for nearly two decades to their craft has led them to acclaimed appearances – Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Preservation Jazz Hall, Bob Bilen’s Tiny Desk, Red Rocks, and more – and sold-out concerts at venues across the country.

Through their music, “Rising Appalachia” bridges cultures and stories, creating connections that resonate deeply with their audiences of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

Expect a boot-stomping banjo tune alongside an eerie ballad of beats and blues, all mashed up with a piece of breathtaking cello, fiddle, and bowed bass.

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