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Today on the program, I have the distinct pleasure of sharing a wonderful conversation I had with Leah Song, one half of the world folk fusion group Rising Appalachia. Over the last decade, Rising Appalachia has reimagined a huge body of traditional songs to a massive audience over the seven records they’ve released since forging their musical path. We talked about how she and her sister Chloe grew up, how they will continue unpacking the musicology lessons they’ve received from their fiddle folklorist mother, how traditional music fits into their landscape of sounds, the importance of preservation, and the wild stories of how they came to be.
Leah was also kind enough to record a few videos of traditional songs for the show, and for the AS Patreon supporters. Become a part of the AS Patreon Community for as little as $3 a month to the see the videos in full, and more exclusive content here: https://www.Patreon.com/AmericanSongcatcher
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