I’ve been a lucky man to be able to write about all of the bands I write about. And luckier still that I got to know them in the first place.
My latest piece for Waxwing Literary Journal is on the extraordinary group Rising Appalachia, fronted by the talented, multi-instrumentalist sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith. I got to talk to them about their music, the need to stay independent, and the concept of Slow Music–taking more time in each location they tour in an effort to build bridges in the community.
You can read the piece here–Slow Down and Stay: The Travels and Music of Rising Appalachia