R.I.S.E. (formerly Rising Appalachia)
Sisters Leah and Chloe grew up bouncing between the streets of Atlanta's concrete jungle and the southern Appalachian foothills. Born to a fiddlin' mother and a folk-sculptor father, they were raised with old-time mountain melodies as their lullabies, and their young veins pumping red with underground hip hop and spoken word movements of the urban South. R.I.S.E.'s eerie banjo originals, gritty lyrics, mournful fiddle, and effortless sister harmonies are compared to that of Ani Difranco, Gillian Welch and even Bjork. Their sound is sparse and traditional, with a wide variety of instruments that includes banjo, fiddle and oddities from Africa.