Rising Appalachia Bring a Cool, Unique Sound to Mercury Lounge

July 18th, 2014

Fronted by a pair of singing multi-instrumentalist sisters—Leah and Chloe Smith—Rising Appalachia make a unique kind of folk music without boundaries, highly influenced by sounds from across the globe plus a healthy jolt of soul. The sisters Smith and a group of international musicians employ all sorts of instruments (think: djembe, didgeridoo, spoons, washboard, beatbox) in their recorded material and when performing live. Their most recent album, the impressive Filthy Dirty South (stream it below), came out in 2012, but Rising Appalachia (above, doing “I Wish I Had a Nickel”) are a band best experienced live. See them play the early show at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night. Like-minded five-piece Dear Creek open the show.