Win Tickets ($64): Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Jeffrey Martin, Folk, Roots Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom on August 2. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 25.


From our sponsors:
Rising Appalachia
August 2, 2022
7PM Doors, 8PM Show | All Ages
GA $28 ADV, $32 Doors
Balcony $35 ADV, $40 Doors
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 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 elements 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.




  1. Carol Trekas on May 3, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Love folk music. Count me in please.

  2. Matthew Light on May 3, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    They are amazing group would love to see them

    • Shonna Cross on June 15, 2022 at 4:31 pm

      I just found this band! I’m in love with them!

      • Maggie on July 7, 2022 at 8:37 am

        Awesome to see

  3. Alec E on May 5, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Happy date night concert!

  4. Gina Tombleson on May 5, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Yes please, these folks spin a powerful web of mad beautiful music and energy!

    • Mia on May 12, 2022 at 2:30 pm

      Pick me please

  5. Raya B on May 7, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    The beautiful and uplifting vocals and harmonies of Rising Appalachia got me through one of the most devastating times of my life. I have moved through my experience and would be grateful for the privilege to go again, but this time being able to share their empowerment and passion with my partner and our child.

  6. Clayton W on May 10, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    To be swept up in the fervor of this show sounds fantastic. Fingers crossed…..

  7. YB on May 10, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    Would love to go!

  8. Rachel Walsh on May 10, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    These sisters are truly majestic. I’ve not missed one of their shows as long as they’ve played in PDX but since Covid, money has been stretched entirely too thin. I’m gutted at the thought of not going. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻

  9. [email protected] on May 10, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    Have listened to the harmonies and players, think they would be amazing live !!!

  10. James on May 12, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Will be a great night of music.

    • Anne on May 25, 2022 at 8:42 am

      I love the opener and headliner and it would be awesome to see them back to back!

  11. Austin Walker on May 12, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Amazing group with a great sound! Would love to see them

  12. Brad miller on May 13, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    My girlfriend loves Shook Twins, the Quebe Sisters and these gals! I would love to surprise her with an evening of dancing some melodic singing and fiddles!

  13. Kaeli Plaks on May 13, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Houston…we have an awesome show alert! Calling on Ground Control to hook me up with some free tix. Roger, that. Over…sqqqquuusshhhh *(walkie talkie sound)*

  14. Angela on May 17, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    It would be so dang neat to be able to attend this show!
    Much obliged 🤠

  15. shen on May 17, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    This show sounds super great!

  16. Heather on May 18, 2022 at 11:28 am

    I love them!! I would love tickets to this show.

  17. Maggie on May 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    I would love this! Love folk

  18. Philip Rollo on May 19, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Hey-oh! Great band, great venue. Tossing my hat in the ring for some tickets. Thanks!

  19. Meghan Thomas on May 21, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    This would be such a fun show! Oh sunny day 🙂

  20. James on May 24, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    What a fun show.

  21. Scott on May 24, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Although I have very much enjoyed seeing them on their videos, I have never see the sisters in person and would very much enjoy that, since we all know that is the way to become a true fan.

  22. Saniti on May 24, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Would love to see Jeffrey!

  23. Meesh on May 24, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Discovered them 5 years ago during a healing and transformative time in my life. Would be honored to see them live!

  24. Johanna on May 26, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Yes please, I would love to go

  25. Mandy Katon-Frost on May 31, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Best show I’ve seen, would love to experience again all the Magic 💥

  26. Mandy Kallunki on May 31, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Would be such a joy to take my wifey

  27. Jack Goodman on May 31, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    Love all things folk and roots, and I’m just discovering this band. I’d love love love to go see them live!

  28. Nicole Gartland on June 2, 2022 at 11:26 am

    It would be wonderful to experience this fantastic music in my favorite venue

  29. Rylee on June 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Rising Appalachia is one of all time favorite bands. I would love to be able to Step up, speak out, show up, be loud at their concert.

  30. Calley on June 7, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I love RA and would love to see them live!

  31. John M on June 9, 2022 at 7:29 am

    This old dude would love to take his wife on a date to this show. Man that would be fun. Please consider us!

  32. Cory on June 14, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Time after time

  33. Heidi on June 14, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Oh my, this will be a great show! I can’t wait!

  34. Erin on June 14, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Rising Appalachia are so heartfelt and powerful- I would love to experience them live at Crystal Ballroom! Thank you for the chance to win, PDX Pipeline!

  35. Carol Trekas on June 15, 2022 at 1:45 am

    Let’s check this out.

  36. Ryan on June 15, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Need some more folk in my life! Would love to go.

  37. Christine Skorjanc on June 15, 2022 at 11:48 am

    This would be a great time make a date of it & getting out of the house!!

  38. Maggie on June 15, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Love folk! Yes please !

  39. Polly Zechmann on June 15, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    Fun Folk!

  40. Pepper on June 16, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    They are the besssstt!! *fingers crossed*

  41. Kate on June 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Had no idea they were coming to Portland. I’d love to check them out!

  42. Lena on June 21, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I’d be so grateful to win tickets because I am a huge fan and have seen them once before at the crystal. It would be a lovely relaxing experience for a stressful year!

  43. Ashlie on June 23, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Nothing beats a night of dancing to their music!

  44. Maura on June 24, 2022 at 7:32 am

    My new favorite band! Would love the excuse to take a trip to Portland!

  45. Linda on June 28, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Would love to attend!

  46. John M on June 28, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    I wanna go with my wife! We just got back from Telluride Bluegrass Festival and we unfortunately had to work (volunteer) during their time on stage so we didn’t get to see them. Maybe we get to see them here in Portland? That would be cool.

  47. Bob on July 4, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Have seen them once -wonderful sound!

  48. Becky on July 5, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    This would be amazing! 🤞🏻

  49. Shane on July 9, 2022 at 2:35 am

    Would love to hear their harmonies in person!

  50. Shannon on July 3, 2023 at 9:38 am

    I love this group! I’ve never seen them live though!

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