Win Tickets ($64): Rising Appalachia @ Crystal Ballroom | Southern Roots, w/ Lily Henley

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


From our sponsors:
Rising Appalachia
Lily Henley

November 5, 2023
Doors 6:30PM, 8PM Show | $30-$35 ADV, $32-$40 | All Ages
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 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.

“Our songwriting ties into those traditions as well,” Chloe says. “With some of our original songs, it’s a reflection of the times. We’re folk singers and we consider this a folk album, so there’s a lot in there. There’s word of politics, of being women in the music industry, as well as a lot about our lives on the road.”




  1. Janet on August 28, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    Hi! I want tickets to this amazing concert to introduce my 16 year old granddaughter to the original folk style of these harmonious musicians!

  2. Calley on August 29, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    I haven’t had the opportunity to see these ladies live and would love to!

  3. Brian on August 29, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    I’d love to see them my friend Tanya would play them at work!!!

    • Suzanne Ostebo on August 30, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      I would love to see these ladies. They got me through a rought patch during early covis.

  4. Pamela on August 29, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Love the amazing harmonies . Would love to see Rising Appalachia live!!

  5. Stephanie Schwartz on August 29, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Rising Appalachia has helped get me through some really tough times, that I am still going through actually. Seeing them in person would mean the world to me!

    • Candace wallis on August 30, 2023 at 6:39 pm

      I’d like to win this tickets because spiritual these awakenings are the bestttttt. And since I recently went on a medicine journey in Costa Rica, I have been non-stop listening to them. So thankful and greatful!

  6. Heidi on August 29, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    I love love love Rising Appalachia, and would love to see them live!

  7. Nina on August 30, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Dream come true! Count me in

  8. Beleszove on August 30, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    I’ve loved Rising Appalachia for years. Would love this rare opportunity to see them live on the West Coast in my old hometown of Pdx. I’ve been looking for an excuse to come down from Seattle and this would be it! Thanks!

  9. Aaron on August 30, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    I love Rising Appalachia!!

  10. Megan Fitzgerald on August 30, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    These ladies and their music have changed my life I’m so many good ways. Seeing them love would be an absolute dream come true!!

  11. Jeanette S Jones on August 30, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Love these ladies and their unique sound. Music for the soul.

  12. Luce on August 30, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Recently heard them and instantly fell in love with their work
    Would love to see them live in Porlandia

  13. Marbeth Sobieraj on August 30, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Leah & Chloe inspire me to continue deep commUNITY connection, personal/social healing and activism on every humanitarian platform. I feel positive, creative and energized from the music they have created with Biko, David, Arouna, Duncan and other musically intelligent friends. Rising Appalachia is my jam. I want to get my sway on in the Crystal Ballroom. Gigantic LOVE.

  14. Brad on August 30, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Rising Appalachia has some of the most beautiful harmony aside from Shook Twins and the Quebe Sisters!!! I love love love love love me some good pleasant, sing-along, bluegrass 🙂

  15. Megan on August 30, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Love Rising Appalachia and would be deeply grateful to see them live!

  16. Kelsey on August 30, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    I would love to attend this magical evening as I will be celebrating the birth of my second baby (due any day now) and will be ready for “mamas night out/my own birthday.” These beautiful souls have been the soundtrack of my last 10 years and it would be a true honor to see them live.

  17. Natalie on August 30, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    I love your music! Y’all have got me through the ups and downs of life and I listen to you EVERYDAY 💗🙏🙏🙏pick me. Momma needs a night out with my favorite band🌻

  18. Rachael on August 30, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    Started listening to Rising Appalachia a few years ago and LOVE their music! It would be awesome to win tickets to see them live!

  19. Lena Bainbridge on August 30, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    I’d be absolutely thrilled to win tickets to this show because it would be a much needed night of entertainment and healing for my boyfriend and myself. Thank you!

  20. Denise Windley on August 31, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    I missed seeing RA this summer and am wanting to catch a show before the next tour. Would love to go!

  21. Denise Windley on August 31, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    I missed seeing RA this summer and am wanting to catch a show before the next tour.

  22. Austin Walker on September 1, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Such enjoyable music, would be quite a blast to see them perform!

  23. Kacy on September 1, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    I would love the chance to see Rising Appalachia live with a buddy!!! Thanks for the oppportunity!

  24. Cath on September 5, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    This would be such a fun date night!

  25. Rianna on September 5, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    I NEED these tickets! <3 <3

  26. Molly on September 5, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Never have I ever gotten to see these ladies live, but they are amazing artists and this would be a great opportunity. Thanks! 🫧

  27. Mel on September 5, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful harmonies, and great women.

    • Candace Lazarus on September 11, 2023 at 6:53 am

      It would be a blessing to attend and celebrate with a friend in spirit, who has passed.

  28. Ryan G. on September 5, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    I’d love to see this show.

  29. Maura Alice on September 5, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Beautiful harmonies and content; I hope that I can be there!

  30. Pepper Varga on September 5, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    This is gonna be a good one!

  31. Chrissy on September 6, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Absolutely favorite band that is completely under appreciated live. Their music really just translates better live when the fiddles just draw you in to the melodic beats. I would be so ecstatic to win tickets.

  32. Michelle M. on September 7, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Rising Appalachia always touches my SOUL. I would love to win tickets. 💜

  33. Meg T on September 8, 2023 at 10:21 am

    I would LOVE these!

  34. Kay on September 8, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Would be super grateful to have the opportunity to go to this beautiful performance have always wanted to see them.

  35. Antonia Perkins on September 12, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    My friend’s favorite! I’m a newbie ! Would love to surprise her with free tickets!

  36. Laural Wiley on September 19, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    This would be an incredible opportunity to fill our souls with the most beautiful harmonies these sisters sing. One of my most favorite Bands!

  37. Danielle on September 19, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    Been listening to their music for years and would love to see them live.

  38. Rebecca Sanchez on September 19, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    My heart and souls would love to attend this concert and hear their beautiful music live!

  39. Brianna Diaz on September 19, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    I absolutely love Rising Appalachia and want to bring a friend who has never seen them perform live. It has been far too long since I last saw them in person

  40. Heather on September 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    I would love to win these tickets!

  41. Cory on September 26, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Wondering how good it will be!!

  42. Jim on September 26, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Friends who love this band have been telling me I really need to see them. Well, here’s a great opportunity!

  43. David on September 26, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    Great way to celebrate daylight savings! Ha ha ha

  44. Tiffany on September 27, 2023 at 9:43 pm

    Yes please! Pretty please pick me. Pretty pretty prettiest please with a big fat cherry on top.

  45. Jeanette Jones on September 28, 2023 at 11:29 am

    I love these ladies!🤞🤞

  46. Shira on October 2, 2023 at 9:29 am

    These ladies have such a special place in my heart and are one of my favorite bands. I’d love to go to the show and be put into a trance by their beautiful harmonies and insightful lyrics. Love love love

  47. Dani on October 2, 2023 at 11:21 am


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