Win Tickets ($36): Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom | World, Folk, Soul, “Hypnotic R&B”

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom on October 5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 30.


From our sponsors:
Rising Appalachia
October 5, 2019
6:30 pm doors, S8 p.m. Show | $23.50 ADV, $28 day of show (VIP tickets available) | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St., Portland, Oregon 97209

As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently — a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country.

Founded by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, the band established an international fan base due to relentless touring, tireless activism, and no small degree of stubborn independence. However, for the first time, they opted to bring in a producer for the new album, teaming up with the legendary Joe Henry on the sessions. These were also their first recording sessions outside of the South. For 10 days, all six band members lived and recorded in a castle-like studio in Marin County, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As a result, a sense of unity and immediacy can be heard throughout their seventh album, Leylines.

“As far as recording goes, we’re open creatively, but we’ve often preferred elements of live recording. I mean, we’re folk musicians at our core,” Leah explains. “The experience of playing music together in one room, looking at each other, is the bedrock of what we do and how we’ve grown up with music. I think Joe very much felt that way as well. He was very clear at the beginning that he was going to encourage us to have as many element of a live recording as possible.”

Although Leah and Chloe Smith consider their voices as their primary instrument, Leah also plays banjo and bodhran on the album, while Chloe plays guitar, fiddle, and banjo. They are joined on Leylines by longtime members David Brown (stand-up bass, baritone guitar) and Biko Casini (world percussion, n’goni), as well as two new members: West African musician Arouna Diarra (n’goni, talking drum) and Irish musician Duncan Wickel (fiddle, cello). The sonic textures of these two cultures are woven into Leylines, enhancing the stunning blend of folk, world, and urban music that has become Rising Appalachia’s calling card.

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52 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom | World, Folk, Soul, “Hypnotic R&B”

  1. Mandy Katon-Frost September 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    I love them so much would love to go!

    • Erin September 5, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

      This would be a fun show to go to!!

    • Abigail September 24, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

      <3 Would be great to experience this upcoming show!

  2. Brittany September 3, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

    OOOOOOOOOO!!!! My friend showed me these ladies back in my undergrad- their soft melodic music has gotten me through both stressful and mundane moments! Truly impactful and beautiful music :) Would love to get a chance to see them live!! <3 <3 <3

    • Lainy September 10, 2019 at 7:17 am #

      Yesssss! Their collab with Ani Defranco on Leylines just takes me to my happy place. This would be such a beautiful way to recharge on the first Saturday of sweet October.

  3. Hayley September 3, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

    I hope they’re still travelling with their dancers.

  4. Rose September 3, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE this band. I would appreciate these tickets very much!

  5. Kendall September 4, 2019 at 8:13 am #

    Would love to take my friend to see his favorite artists!

  6. Karen C September 4, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

    Rising Appalachia! Rising fun!

  7. Katelyn September 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

    I would like to attend because I love this music and last attended a concert in 2014!!!

  8. Lena Bainbridge September 5, 2019 at 8:35 pm #

    Would be so grateful to win tickets to this amazing band! Their music is rejuvenating and soulful, I’d like to attend so I could see them live for the first time!

  9. Meghan September 6, 2019 at 7:43 am #

    Love them!

  10. Tim September 8, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

    They sound great, would love to go!

  11. Benjamin September 8, 2019 at 11:20 pm #

    sounds fun

  12. Sarah Folsom September 9, 2019 at 7:14 am #

    Such beautiful music..Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  13. Mar C September 9, 2019 at 8:32 am #

    They have some of the best songs I’ve heard, would love to go see them live!

  14. Lisa Kendall September 10, 2019 at 11:49 am #

    I love banjo and voice as instrument. This is the best show for a music lover.

  15. Philip Rollo September 10, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    I’m sure that
    Rising Appalachia
    Puts on such a good show
    I’ll feel like I’m in fantasia.

    Thanks PDX pipeline!

  16. Jim F September 10, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

    Really fine group. Would love opportunity to see them live!

  17. Kate Roden September 10, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

    My sister and I love Rising Appalachia!! We would love to win tickets to their show!!

  18. Katie September 10, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

    Yes please, these ladies rock… would love to go to this!!

  19. Rylee September 10, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

    Rising Appalachia is an incredibly inspiring band. They have touched the hearts of many with their melodic tunes. I love how they make music with so many other inspiring artists that share the same message which is to heal the world with music and soul.

  20. Jenn Roden September 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

    My sister introduced me to this band a while back and they’ve been on repeat ever since! I would love to win tickets to see Rising Appalachia!

  21. Elona Casady September 10, 2019 at 8:12 pm #

    Rising Appalachia was a win at Pickathon and I’d love to take my daughter!

  22. Ezrah Casady September 10, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

    Yes!! People keep telling me about them and I would love to see them live!!!

  23. Jenna September 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

    I would love to hear them live!

  24. Rebecca September 11, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    I promised my 16 year old buddy a concert for his birthday and he would love this. I have known him since he was 2.

  25. Cynthia September 16, 2019 at 11:54 am #

    I love them so much. I would love to go.

  26. Patty September 17, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    I’m from these ladies’ hood! Love them so much. Would love these tickets.

  27. Rianna Melanie Piatt September 17, 2019 at 4:15 pm #

    If I could observe their live vocal magic, my sad heart might be able to heal.

  28. Tiffany September 18, 2019 at 5:35 am #

    I adore this band!

  29. Bogdan September 18, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

    We really like them and would love a chance to go see them live!

  30. Justine September 18, 2019 at 10:09 pm #

    Someone just recently turned me on to them and it would be sweet to see them live.

  31. Cassie September 19, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    What a great way to wrap up the week!

  32. Lynn Sargent September 19, 2019 at 11:54 am #

    I’ve never seen Rising Appalachia before and I enjoy this type of music. I’d like to take my boyfriend for his birthday. ;-)

  33. Stephanie September 19, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    I had a dream with them in it and the next day ran into nahko, call it coincidence, and gotta see a free secret show with my mom an now she listens to them :p this time around I could use some of their southern Appalachian soul nourishment to stir up my bones this changing season.

  34. Meghan Thomas September 19, 2019 at 4:24 pm #

    I love their music!

    • Kacy September 23, 2019 at 9:34 am #

      Rising Appalachia is music for the soul. I would absolutely love to see their magic live!!

  35. Cheyenne September 19, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

    Wow! I just listened to them fir the first time. Love it!

  36. Linda Stone September 20, 2019 at 11:01 am #

    Love, love their music. would love to see them live.

  37. RK September 21, 2019 at 11:51 am #

    Their music is so good! it would be great to see them live!

  38. Brad September 22, 2019 at 5:45 pm #

    I’d love to hear these beautiful women harmonize

  39. Gina Tombleson September 24, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    I would be thrilled to take my partner to this show as a surprise when he comes to Portland ON HIS BIRTHDAY to visit. He adores these ladies, and nothing would make him happier!

  40. Gina L Tombleson September 24, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

    I would love to surprise my partner on his BIRTHDAY with tickets to see these amazing women!

  41. juellez September 24, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

    I’d love to see these ladies live because I have a feeling they have so much more energy in person than can be captured on a recording.

  42. Felecia September 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

    I see an amazing girls night in my future! We’ll lay down and harmonize!

  43. Riona Abhainn September 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    This would be so much fun, I really want to win and go and see them perform!

  44. Gena Wallace September 25, 2019 at 5:16 pm #

    We’re gonna raise the roof in PDX dancing!

  45. Erin September 26, 2019 at 12:18 am #

    I would love to see these two incredibly talented musicians and their awesome band live!!! I have loved their creations for years and it would be such a treat to hear them at the Crystal Ballroom! Thank you for the chance to win!

  46. Jake B. September 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

    This would be lovely to go to!

  47. Jessica September 30, 2019 at 10:40 pm #

    I’d love to see these amazing women live!

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