Blending traditional styles, songs, instruments and stories from around the world with a deep passion for justice, Rising Appalachia is a “fiercely independent,” one-of-a-kind group. Led by sisters Leah and Chloe, who sing and harmonize in a single-voice style, Rising Appalachia has performed in a variety of unexpected settings, including inside rail cars, at an Italian street fair, to a group of Bulgarian herbalists and at renowned venues such as Red Rocks. The band brings an air of evolutionary consciousness to their music and an approach to life and art that celebrates simplicity and connectedness.
INFO: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $23/adv, $28/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.