Win Tickets ($47): Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom | 2016 Resiliency Fall Tour, Folk, w/ Dustin Thomas & Other Special Guest

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom on November 11. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 7.



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From our sponsors:
Rising AppalachiaRising Appalachia w/ Dustin Thomas
November 11, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., 8 p.m. Show | $23.50 ADV | All Ages
Tickets: etix.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.

Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.

In 2015 Rising Appalachia founded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world.They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self- managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work.

They are greatly honored to do the work that they do.

Dustin Thomas
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.

Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.

In 2015 Rising Appalachia founded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world.They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self- managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work.

They are greatly honored to do the work that they do.

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96 Responses to Win Tickets ($47): Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom | 2016 Resiliency Fall Tour, Folk, w/ Dustin Thomas & Other Special Guest

  1. Patty Hannon September 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    I’m from the Appalachian region originally and have seen these ladies more than once – love them! Please let me see them again and get a slice of home :)

    • Paula September 16, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

      Bring me home yo my roots!

  2. Mo September 15, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    I love Rising Appalachia – their music is honey in my ears!

  3. Angela Bee September 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    This sounds GREAT! Count me in, please!

  4. Kendall September 16, 2016 at 8:29 am #

    Would love to see them for my birthday :) thank you !

  5. Judy September 16, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    This melting pot of folk music will be outstanding! It’s calling my name to come for the experience and enjoy the sights and smells of these world travelers.

  6. Shanna September 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    Need a taste of my roots here in pdx!

  7. Jesse Feinstein September 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

    My wifes birthday is exactly one week later and she loves this band! I can’t think of a cooler gift for her 33rd birthday!

  8. Celia September 16, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    This sounds amazing, I don’t think I’ve heard anything quite like this before.

  9. Jennifer September 17, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    This sounds really interesting.

  10. El September 17, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    I really want to be able to see these ladies again. I saw them for the first time when I was in college & had chills up&down my spine the entire show. I had bought two tickets for my ex-boyfriend’s birthday to see Kaleo on Sept 20 and gave them to him when we had broke up. I have always wanted to go to a show at Crystal Ballroom & am too financially strained between a move, new jobs, and starting back at PSU to buy a ticket. When I saw that Chloe & Leah were coming here I was so excited but so bummed considering I can’t afford a ticket. Dustin Thomas joining them will be a cherry on top to a wonderful show!!!

  11. Christian September 17, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Music is food for the soul and it heals wounds. My soul is hungry and in need of desperate healing. I would love to go see them.

  12. Felecia September 19, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    I got the flavor baby, you just give me the time, ain’t no misbehavin’ I got your best interest in mind :-) What a treat this seeing this show would be, mmmmmm!

  13. Nickie B September 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    These ladies are amazing. I listened to Soul Visions, their collab album with Human Experience, on repeat for months, which was originally how I found out about them. Then I listened to all their other music, too, and keep coming back for more. I’ll be attending the event either way, but free tickets would be an amazing bonus. :D

  14. molli Vandehey September 20, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    i love meaningful folk, makes me feel like im back home!

  15. Jenny September 20, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    I would love to join in with a friend for this concert! Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. Kacy Cullen September 20, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    Oh Yesssssss!! Just discovered these talented lades last year and I’m very enchanted by their music. My fiance introduced me and I would sooo love to surprise him with a pair of tickets!!

  17. Micaela Villasenor September 20, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    Would love to take my friend to this show…she’s a big fan, but like me finances do not allow for much in the realm of entertainment for her.

  18. Dave G. September 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    This sounds Killer!

  19. Scott September 21, 2016 at 7:07 am #

    hope to go!

  20. Amber September 21, 2016 at 7:17 am #

    My best friend from MT introduced me to their music this summer. Speaks to my soul. I’d love to share their talent with my daughter and enjoy what is sure to be a fabulous show!

  21. Jodi D September 21, 2016 at 7:44 am #

    Very cool sound!

  22. Anya September 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to see them ever since I discovered them years ago and can never make their shows!

  23. Kelly September 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Yes please!

  24. Jess September 22, 2016 at 10:55 am #

    Saw them at string summit a couple years ago; it would be great to see them again!!!

  25. Dee September 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    I’ve never seen them live and would love to go!

  26. Christy September 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Hearing these ladies live would warm my soul. Such beautiful sounds!

  27. erin September 23, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    folk yeah!

  28. David September 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    So exciting – take me back to my roots! I love the independent musical spirit; please give us the tickets!

  29. AJ Slepian September 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    I absolutely love rising appalachia!! This would be an awesome concert to attend.

  30. Peter September 27, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Would love to go with my wife!

  31. Gabii Luscher September 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    I’m absolutely inspired by these ladies. Seriously when I heard them live i was like damn this is it, this is some seriously beautiful music . The kind of music that gets you up and your blood pumping , music for the soul. I’ve only been blessed to see them live once, by accident nonetheless and would be honored to follow their rhythms home again !

  32. Jason September 27, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    I would love to hear these song birds!

  33. Ally September 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Curious to experience the Slow Music Movement in person!

  34. Lisa September 27, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

    I have roots in the Appalachias and love a good fiddle.

  35. Judy September 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Their passion will show in their folk music! I can’t wait to see this Appalachian show!

  36. Kelly September 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    This sounds so cool. I would love to attend.

  37. Lynn S September 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    I’ve only been able to hear them on the internet via youtube and such. Would be awesome to hear and see them live!

  38. BJ October 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    Friday Night Date night!

  39. Heather October 2, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    I have never wanted to win tickets do badly.

  40. Shawn October 4, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    Sounds very interesting!

  41. Reid October 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    I play the banjo and I’ve been singing folk music for years!! I’d love to see them!

  42. Amalia October 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    I have been wanting to see them live for a long time!

  43. Nastastia October 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    I would love to go to this! We want to drive down from Seattle! Been wanting to see them play for a while now! Pick me pick me! #ShowBudies #NWRR

  44. ASmartt1 October 4, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    This would be a great birthday present for my hubby!

  45. Angie October 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    I would love to take my team to this event. Such incredible and inspiring talent oozing from Rising Appalachia.

  46. Amanda Davis October 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

    Love them! Would love to go!

  47. ben s October 4, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    Making an 11/11 wish for this experience! Missed these wonderful voices the last 4 tomes and dying to see them live finally!

  48. Sandra October 4, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    love folk singing .I went to a lefty sing a long for Joan Baez . It was great

  49. Jane October 5, 2016 at 6:45 am #

    This brings me back to my roots!

  50. BEN LARSEN October 5, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    Sounds like a blast!

  51. Willow Myrick October 5, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    I missed these lovely ladies the last few times they came to town. I would love to be given the opportunity to see them live!

  52. Rachael Howard October 5, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    I’d love to go! Xoxo!

  53. Maura Campbell-Balkits October 6, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    Appalachia bred!

  54. Cait October 6, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I’ve been playing old-time clawhammer banjo for five years now and would love to see them.

  55. Wayne Lee October 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    I’d love to see this show!

  56. Charles T October 6, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    I haven’t heard of Appalachia before, but listening to their music i would love to see them live in concert. Please let me win tickets.

  57. Angela Barr October 6, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    Looks like an amazing show!

  58. Brian October 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    MY FRIEND AND I ARE LOOKING FOR SOME GOOD FOLK MUSIC WITH A SIDE OF JUSTICE IN OUR LIVES! THESE TICKETS WOULD BE A BLESSING!

  59. lauren scher October 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    this sounds fun!

  60. Alicia October 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    I would LOVE to see these multitalented, inspirational sisters live in concert for my first time. Their music shakes and stirs my soul. What a treat!

  61. Rob Sexton October 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    What a great concert to surprise my wife for her birthday! It would be awesome!

  62. Roger October 8, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    This sounds incredibly intriguing!! Would love to attend. Thank you for the chance at free tickets!!

  63. Jalmer October 9, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    I love what they stand for and would love to see them live. Would love to attend with my girlfriend

  64. Riona Abhainn October 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    This sounds wonderful! I would enjoy going!

  65. Ashley Glantz October 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

    My boyfriend and I went to Purple Hatters Ball in 2014. We were supposed to go see them but ended up missing their show because our sense of time at the festival was off. After the fact, a guy both Andrew and I met the first night of the festival said it was amazing and we shouldn’t miss it again. Hope to find what we missed out on.

  66. panda October 13, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

    happy veteran’s day to me!

  67. Amanda McCloskey October 14, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    Would so love to see this show!! They are crazy good and I love their “slow music” movement. :)
    xoxo

  68. Kris October 18, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    I want to see a good show too! Pick me.

  69. Emily Durgan October 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    It’s been so long since my husband and I have seen a show, this sounds so good. Fingers crossed for a date night!

  70. TRISTAN LUCIOTTI October 18, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    Leah and Chloe Smith are AMAZING!!!! I love their songs Medicine, Scale Down, Wider Circles and Filthy Dirty South….among many others. We would LOVE to finally see them live in November!!!! Their voices are beautiful, unique and the music just grabs your soul. <3

  71. Leslie October 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    Life is so stressful. Please, would love to see some beautiful music being made. Folk is good for the soul.

  72. Hilary October 18, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    I am from the Appalachian region and would love a taste of home nearby.

  73. Robb October 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    Hook me up!

  74. David October 19, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    Like a tick on a dog…

  75. L Donohue October 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    Sounds amazing, would love to go!

  76. Jessica October 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    This is my best friends favorite band and I would love to surprise her with tickets!

  77. Christy October 25, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    I would love love love to hear these two amazing ladies sing live!

  78. Pineapple October 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    I have never seen any of these talented performers live and would love to!

  79. Aran October 26, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to see these goddesses live for such a long time now. Their music and lyrics resonate so deep and I know it would be so incredible to see them live!! Setting the intention to make it to this one. Lets boogie!

  80. Ruth October 27, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    I love this beautiful music!! I would love to experience it live <3

  81. Samantha October 30, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    I am craving an experience through musical revival. This would be the ultimate way of healing.

  82. Linda October 30, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Clawhammer banjo! Fiddle! With just that, I’m in! Would love to see this show. It will be a sweet way to soothe myself after this election season is finally over!! Help me get back to sanity with some awesome music.

  83. alicia October 30, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    Banjos, fiddles, and washboards… Oh My!

  84. Linn October 31, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Oh. Hell. Yeah.

  85. Abby November 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    Ooooh such beautiful music! We will dance our booties off!

  86. Wayne November 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    Pretty please!

  87. Cindy November 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    I would love to go!! I love Appalachia: I love folk music!

  88. Anya November 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    I wanna take my mama :)

  89. Janice L November 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

    This would be a truly amazing evening!

  90. Luke Dumyahn November 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm #

    Love folk music, and would love to see new bands to fall in love with like this one.

  91. Liberty November 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    What a breath of fresh air these two. I’d love to see them again.

  92. Margaret H November 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Sounds awesome.

  93. Minerva Loi November 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    Would love to see this performance live!

  94. panda November 5, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    yes yes yes I want to win!

  95. Cody November 6, 2016 at 8:50 am #

    I have never heard of them… but I love live music and am willing to expand my musical tastes

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