Rising Appalachia (from the album Leylines available as a self-release)
A show of faith is as firm as the continuous rhythms that rise and fall within Leylines, the recent release from Rising Appalachia. Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith embrace the magic in the world around us, soundtracking and supporting the stories with a non-stop rhythm that wraps around Leylineswith the same conviction as the belief system that lights up the messages. The stories on Leylinesmirror its musicians, Rising Appalachia feeling that ‘with some of our original songs, it’s a reflection of the times. We’re folk singers and we consider this a folk album, so there’s a lot in there. There’s word of politics, of being women in the music industry, as well as a lot about our lives on the road’. A tough skin reflects haters, Rising Appalachia showing by example, listing thunder, lightning, and personal roots as the ammunition needed to feel your joy as they are backed by a full band in “Resilient” while voices and finger-snaps are the magical ingredients that bask “Sunny Day” in radiant light.
Produced by Joe Henry, Leylinesconnects the world with its music, the fiddle channeling misty Celtic tones in “Lovin Her in the Mornin’” while traditional American instrumentation (banjo, fiddle) finds their rhythm in West African musical history with the n’goni in the English Folk tune “Cuckoo”. Guests join Leylineswhen other voices share the microphone, Trevor Hall coming on board for the groove of “Shed Your Grace” and Ani DeFranco taking a stand beside the sisters urging to “Speak Out”. Trumpeter Maurice Turner accents the lyrical flow of the duo in “Indigo Dance” as front porch Folk is the glue that holds “Sassafras” and Leylinesweaves a tantalizing groove worthy of wizards underneath “Making Magic” as Rising Appalachia offer a harmonious incantation.
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