The band, Rising Appalachia, is bringing their tour to Ludlow Garage on Tuesday, November 12th. Elaine Diehl spoke with Leah Song about the group and their new release, "Leylines," by phone Monday, November 4th. During the conversation, Leah said that this is their 7th album, not including the bootlegs out there. She also discussed the band members and the recording process for this new album which was recorded in 10 days in a studio north of San Francisco on the Pacific coast late summer, 2018. The band has also teamed up with social activists and non-profits to help make a difference with this tour.
From their website:
"Alongside producer, Joe Henry, Rising Appalachia has expanded their sound of beautiful sister-led vocal harmonies into new realms of Appalachian music, American Folk, World Music, Irish and African roots and beyond. Leylines was produced by Joe Henry, engineered and mixed by Jason Richmond, mastered by Stephen Marcussen, and performed by:
- Leah Song - vocals, banjo, bodhran
- Chloe Smith - vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo
- David Brown - baritone guitar, stand up bass
- Biko Casini- world percussion, ngoni
- Arouna Diarra - n'goni, talking drum
- Duncan Wickle - fiddle, cello"