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Thursday Jams - Rising Appalachia

06/23/2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Abingdon Market Pavilion
7:00 p.m.

The Abingdon Music Experience's goal is to create a thriving community that locals and visitors alike can enjoy and experience. The AME is designed to bring more people downtown to hear a variety of quality musical acts, eat, drink, shop and spend the night. We have 4 signature events throughout the year including: January Jams, Thursday Jams, Main Street Blues Fest and the Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest. Look for these and new events to be added. It's always playtime in Abingdon!

About the Rising Appalachia - If You Like: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine for the People

Sisters Leah and Chloe tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up spirit fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for poetic harmonies, soul singing, spoken word rallies, banjos, fiddles, many beats of drums, kalimbas, washboard rants, groove, and community building through SOUND. Joined by Imhotep on the New Orleans bass drum, Abram on contra bass, and Forrest on the beats, their style redefines performance. With a host of versatile collaborators on board expect anything from trumpet to beatboxing, poets to trapeze, and circus to burlesque. Rising Appalachia uses sound as a tool to spark a cultural evolution and birth a new movement, creating soul sounds for us all….

Their prolific self-sculpted career has included 5 independently released full length albums and a full length LIVE DVD, which have sculpted a path for the new generation of music aficionados and created a new lens to understand the impact of global sound on the world at large. Having been raised in the American South soul music for breakfast and Appalachian lullabies at night, sisters Leah and Chloe have drawn great inspiration from their global family. Their mother and father claimed art and music as a fully expressed part of their lives and the girls have been shaped by the sounds of the South. They and their dedicated musical comrades have continued to use those powerful roots to find musical connections and community around the world…

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For more info regarding the event visit http://abingdonmusicexperience.com/category/thursday-jams/

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