Rising Appalachia Covers Maren Morris For New Album Featuring Their Favorite Songs

Listen to the single, “The Bones,” which was originally recorded by Maren Morris.

By Andy Kahn Apr 12, 2024 11:49 am PDT

Rising Appalachia – the duo co-led by sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith – announced a new album, Folk And Anchor, consisting of covers of their favorite songs. Set for release on May 17, Folk And Anchor features the newly available single, “The Bones.”

Singer-songwriter Maren Morris originally recorded “The Bones” for her 2019 album GIRL, with fellow singer-songwriter Hozier featured on the track. The Folk And Anchor tracklist also sees Rising Appalachia putting their spin on songs by Bob Dylan, Erykah Badu, Willie Nelson, Lord Huron, James Blake with Bon Iver and Beyoncé’s recent smash hit “Texas Hold ‘Em.”

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“We grew up immersed in a musical family, and our songwriting and performance has been deeply influenced by so many Americana genres over the years,” Leah Song stated. “We wanted to create a body of work where all those influences could be showcased under one roof … [The songs] tell a story together, and that story weaves the listener into the sonic tapestries of the roots of Rising Appalachia.”

Stream “The Bones,” and the previously-released Folk And Anchor single, Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released,” below:

The Bones

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I Shall Be Released

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Folk And Anchor Tracklist

  1. The Night We Met (Lord Huron)
  2. Can I Sleep in Your Arms (Willie Nelson)
  3. The Bones (Maren Morris and Hozier)
  4. On and On (Erykah Badu)
  5. I Need A Forest Fire (James Blake and Bon Iver)
  6. Texas Hold ‘Em (Beyonce)
  7. I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan)
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